THURSDAY, MARCH 17
Scripture: Isaiah 55:5-7
Verses 5-7 state, “Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the Lord your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” First we are told to come make a covenant then we are told that David is our example. But what kind of example is he? He is an example of someone who committed adultery and murder. He is an example because he broke half of the Ten Commandments, yet it was mercy that carried him beyond the law and past judgment. His example of repentance and restoration becomes our model to walk redemptively. So in David’s life, we have God establishing a principle that regardless of the sin, in response to our repentance He will wash us and brush us with hyssop and make us as white as snow. The covenant of Sure Mercy empowers us to be an agent of mercy and deliverance when judgment is needed. He gives us time and space to gain a harvest so we do not have to lose the land. I trust we will take full advantage of that because we need to!