“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you. … And I will be their God.”Genesis 17:7, 8b
Has someone ever broken their promise to you? Have you ever made a promise and broken it? I’m sure both of these have been true in your life. Often we mean well, but circumstances change. Something unexpected comes up. Sometimes we just forget what we had promised to do.
The Lord is a great, promise-making, promise-keeping God. His covenants are so solemn that He ratifies them with the blood of His Son. Nothing is more important to the Lord than saving His beloved children. And nothing will cause Him to forget that. Before Isaiah recites the Lord’s covenant to His people, he promises that a savior will come. The Lord will not forget His promises because they are fulfilled in that great Redeemer, Jesus.
The Lord’s covenant promises do not stop with us, but extend to our children and the next generation. It’s more than that they will be kept from danger; they will be His. He will put His Spirit in them and they will speak His words. We can count on it. What better hope could there be for us or our children?
“Just as the sun never grows weary of shining nor a stream of flowing, so it is God’s nature to keep His promises.” (Charles H. Spurgeon, 1865)