THURSDAY 27 October, 2016
An Everlasting Covenant
“Although my house is not so with God, yet He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and secure. For this is all my salvation and all my desire; will He not make it increase? - >2 Samuel 23:5
David does not hide the fact that within his household he had problems––big time. Because of his sin he had failed miserably in many areas of his home life and the light of God in his life was not always reflected. But despite David’s failures God had made an everlasting covenant with him that could never be broken, it was secure. God promised David:
“When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom… but My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you.Your throne shall be established forever’” - (2 Samuel 7:12-16).
A covenant is a promise; and God always keeps His promises to His people (Numbers 23:19; Psalm 119:89). David’s desire was to build a house for the Lord but that vision would be accomplished by his son Solomon (1 Chronicles 28:6). Despite this disappointment the Lord promised that an everlasting kingdom would be established through his earthly, kingly lineage forever. It would be fulfilled by Jesus Christ––the King of kings.
Like David, we too have failures in life; but we can learn from his mistakes and successes. Through it all God still showed him mercy and grace. Through God’s grace and mercy, what amazing promises has God given to His people? We have a secure hope of eternal life in heaven!
…an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you…
~1 Peter 1:4~
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