MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7:12-18
In verses 12-18, God came to confirm His covenant with Solomon based on what He had already done with David. In effect, what God was saying to Solomon was, “lf you will walk before me as your father did, then I will do for you what I did for him.” Verse 18 is the key, ” …then I will establish the throne of your kingdom, as I covenanted with David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man as ruler in Israel.'” The Hebrew word for ‘covenanted’ is the word kaw-rath and it means ‘to cut off or ‘to cut a covenant.’ God had already told David, “I covenanted/cut off all your enemies from before you.” The same God who covenanted with David and cut off his enemies offered the same thing to Solomon. He offers the same thing to us through His Word if we will take it and walk in it. A covenant is a contract between two parties for mutual benefit. God gets a family of believers. We get salvation. Passivity in a covenant is like relinquishing an inheritance. Who in their right mind does that except the church?