“I have made a covenant…”

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You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
    I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
    and make your throne firm through all generations.’

Psalm 89:3-4

This is really the most amazing couple of verses; David is quoting God here and the quote documents that God Himself has entered into a covenant relationship with David and his heirs after him.  Later this morning, I’ll be posting about this covenant and its significance for all of us today, but let’s take note of something here first. Note that God’s ability to keep up His part of the bargain is a given; this is God’s hesed.

Next note that a descendant of David will remain upon the throne of God’s people through all generations.  Sadly, because of a breach of covenant by David’s heirs, there was a break in their line, but even though certain descendants were wicked, God did not forsake either David’s House or God’s own people.  Even though many people may not be aware of it, there is a descendant of David on the throne even today, and his name is Jesus!

Jesus, however, does not rule over a small kingdom in the Middle East, for He rules over all of the heavens and the earth as King of kings and Lord of lords.  Jesus will not leave His throne in Heaven to return to the dusty Middle East any time soon, for He rules all creation in the glory that He attained on the cross so long ago.  Nothing happens that passes by His notice anywhere.

What an awesome thing!

God did not forsake His people, nor did He fail to keep His promise, He kept His promise and fulfilled His covenant in a way that blesses everyone.  The only question is whether or not we will let Him rule our hearts.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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2 Responses to “I have made a covenant…”

  1. nrichmyleads says:

    To keep this shorter than it otherwise would or could be I think I may need to go and post an article on my own blog. Perhaps I just have not explored your site far enough but you do an excellent job of citing the old testament Covenants that God has made with His crowning creation on this earth, people. But I do not see the present Covenant covered, the new Testament. The contract that God entered into with those that would be known as His Children on that day recorded in Acts chapter 2. True you must gather information from more than just one location to put it together, but there are many parts to it and we have the easy part believing and staying faithful to stay in contact and being witnesses to the greatness of it. But we get so much in return. Perhaps like me you just have not gotten around to it yet, we who are enjoying the benefits tend to be more concerned with the ministry of reconciliation and making Disciples as you have referenced several times but that represents only a small part of the benefits and commitments that God puts into this new Covenant that quite frankly I find most Christians are ignorant of some aspects or at least do not see that it is a part of their covenant relationship with God. The new birth is where it starts, this most are aware of, the hope of eternal life and rewards at the Bema is where it ends and most are aware of this as well. Some are aware of the Armor in Ephesians 6 and some of the manifestations of I Co 12 – 14, but I find that when asked to name their sonship rights, to name the seven Crowns that are available or identify their dual citizenship, way too many just return blank stares. Many have heard of the fruit of the spirit but again they do not see this as a part of the new covenant. They do not respond that they are sealed, that they have been given all spiritual blessings, that they have new power to use as they walk the walk and share the talk. Selah.

    • Don Merritt says:

      I always enjoy your comments; keep them coming! As usual, you raise very good points and I hope that all will consider them carefully. One thing, in my series on covenant, I haven’t even covered the Old Covenant yet. That one is coming up next week. I also haven’t addressed the matter of prophet and covenant, and both of these come before the New Covenant, for you see this is a string that will continue for quite some weeks. Have patience and all will be covered to some extent. I would encourage you to post these things more on your blog as I will on this one. Together, I hope that we can reach many with this information, and more importantly that we will help many to walk more closely with our Lord. Thanks so much once again, for bringing important matters to the forefront! Blessings, Don

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