Week 31: Renew the Covenant
Today’s Text: Second Kings 21-25
Key Text: Second Kings 23:1-3
“Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. He went up to the temple of the LORD with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He read in their hearing all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which had been found in the temple of the LORD. The king stood by the pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the LORD—to follow the LORD and keep his commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, thus confirming the words of the covenant written in this book. Then all the people pledged themselves to the covenant.”
Covenants are wonderful and important things.
We covenant in relationship; in marriage; in service; in worship.
Sometimes, though, for a variety of reasons – none of them good – covenants are broken.
If we are lucky, better yet – blessed – there are opportunities to restore broken covenants.
Such was the case with the people of Judah long ago.
All the people, “from the least to the greatest,” had a chance to hear all the words of the Book of the Covenant, which “had been found in the temple of the LORD.” From the king to the peasant – they decided once again – the king leading the way – “with all his heart and all his soul” to follow.
Would you like a chance to renew your covenant with God?
God is more than happy to give you that chance.
It’s called grace.
What a wonderful opportunity it is to set things right when needed.
How about renewing your covenant with God today?