God Is Watching Over Through His Eternal Covenant
In reading through Psalm 89, I was struck with the forceful way in with which the Lord spoke of His covenant with David. He puts it like this:
v. 3 - (God) said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
v. 4 - I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.”
v. 28 - I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
v. 29 - I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
v. 34 - I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
There is a difference between a covenant and a contract. A contract can be broken by either one or the other of the contractors, but a covenant is abiding and unbreakable in the scriptural meaning of the word.
God Himself made a covenant with David that there would always be one of his descendants on the throne to govern His people. Jesus Christ came through the line of David and thus is the eternal King over all things to all people. God does not break His covenants. He is always faithful to His own Word.
We, who know Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Master, have been made participants in the eternal covenant, which He made with all who will acknowledge Jesus Christ as his/her one and only Lord and Christ.
This covenant was sealed with His precious blood, and His resurrection from the dead, historical facts which were in the heart and mind of God since before time began. Since we know that God never breaks His covenants, we can be secure that He is always watching over us to bring eternal fulfillment to what He has promised.
What has He promised to those who love Jesus Christ and live only to please and serve Him? He has promised the Holy Spirit to live in us, blessings of serving Him, growing in grace, and spiritual riches in all areas of life. And He has promised eternal, (everlasting), life in Heaven with Him and all others who have chosen to know and submit to Him as Lord. If we truly have repented of our sins and submitted our lives to Jesus Christ, being converted and transformed, then we can have the wonderful security that in Christ, we will one day be with Him for eternity, because He who never breaks His covenants is watching over us to fulfill His Word.
By Mary Fawcett