The idea of covenant sanctions is crucial to understanding the key messages of the King James Bible. There are both the positive and negative sanctions of man, and god. Man is to practice what he preaches, and what Jesus preaches. Upon either doing or not doing so, man undergoes the wrath or grace of god, as well as the wrath or grace of himself. Every decision has consequences, both of god and man. It is not enough to live inwardly holy, it must be put out into the world around man as well; should a man continue on the path of righteousness throughout his life, he should prosper after perseverance. The King James Bible is a call for righteousness and subordination, and however man decides to respond, he shall in turn be responded to as well.