SATURDAY, JUNE 21
Scripture: Genesis 28:18-20. Hebrews 13:5
The second work of the eternal covenant of salt in Genesis 28 asks God for divine protection. If you will keep me in this way that I am going, refers to divine protection. Keep me on the path and alert me if I am about to take a tangent. We do not need any tangents. Tangents are too costly. They take too long to recover from – therefore I need You to alert me when I am headed off course. Hebrews 13:5 is a similar New Testament promise, “Let your conduct be without coveteousness, And be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” The ‘never forsake you’ is a very interesting Greek word. It is eng-kat-al-ee-po. It is what is called a triple intensive. In Greek if you want to build a concept and add strength to it you add a prefix to the Greek word. The root word here is al-ee-po, I will be with you. Al-ee-po can be double in strength by adding kat-al-ee-po and adding eng-kat triples the strength of that statement so that it requires a whole paragraph in the Amplified Bible just to try and translate the strength of this one Greek word. Hebrews 13:5 in the Amplified Bible says, “Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]“ All of this rich text for one Greek triple intensive word speaks God’s New Testament heart in completing the first covenant of salt!