Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 87-89
Key verse: Psalm 89:34
Life is full of things that are easily broken.
That’s part of the harsh reality of the world…
- Commitments are broken
- Promises are broken
- Hearts are broken
- People are broken
- Even our relationship with God can be broken
At least when it comes to our part in breaking what the Bible calls a “covenant.”
But one of the most beautiful aspects of the promise of God in scripture is that if the covenant between God and his people is broken, it’s not because of Him.
Once made – God never breaks a covenant.
The testimony of scripture, and history backs this up, is that God keeps His covenant, no matter what.
The Psalmist puts it this way:
(God says) “I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.”
Are there consequences we must suffer for being unfaithful? Yes.
Is pain and loss sometimes a necessary component to our learning just how beautiful and valuable our relationship with God is? Yes again.
But is the nature of God’s covenant with us that if we fail; if we let Him down – he will follow suit? Not at all.
Time and again – God in His grace gives us another chance, and another, and yet another….
“I will not alter what my lips have uttered.”
And what has God said over and over again?
That we are loved.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you, that even when I prove unfaithful to the covenant you have with me, you forgive and allow it to be established again. AMEN.