Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
July 29 Scripture Selection: Psalm 105-106
Food for Thought: Ps. 105:8
Man may forget his vows or the pact he made with someone along the way, but one thing for sure, the Lord does not forget His word. Throughout history, the Lord has made covenants with several people and agreed with people who have made vows to Him, remaining true to His word for a thousand generations, the Bible’s way of saying forever. How comforting it is to know that He cannot and will not back out of His covenant.
Some believers may not realize it, but they, too, are in covenant with the Lord. In fact, it is an even better covenant that the one He cut with Abraham (Heb. 6:13-14), placing Jesus as the surety and Mediator of the new covenant for our benefit, as seen in Hebrews 7:22 (“by so much more Jesus has become a surety of a better covenant.”) and 8:6 (“But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”) The covenant with the Lord is still in effect, and it is definitely nothing to take lightly nor to forget the provisions of it. In fact, it is good for us to invoke them as often as possible as a way to remind ourselves and grow in our confidence in Him.
Just as He will never forget His covenant with Israel (Deut. 4:31), He asks us to hold fast to His covenant with us. He says in II Kings 17:38 and 39, “And the covenant that I have made with you, you shall not forget, nor shall you fear other gods. But the Lord your God you shall fear; and He will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.” Our entire walk in faith rests on the details on our covenant with Him, so we must not ever forget it. He sure doesn’t.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):