TUESDAY, MARCH 13
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:9-15
The foundation for our redemption is in the covenant of Sure Mercy which Jesus guaranteed for all of us in Acts 13 and we see it is first delivered to King David in 2 Samuel 7. In verses 9-11 God says to him, “And I have been with you wherever you have gone, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a great name, like the name of the great men who are on the earth. Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously, since the time that I commanded judges to be over My people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. Also the Lord tells you that He will make you a house. In verses 9-11 we see that the Lord makes a covenant with King David and He says, ‘I have both cut off your enemies and I have redeemed your failures. I am giving you a permanent place, a place of your own and I will give you rest from all your enemies.’ Part of the redemption of failure is to know that we have a rest from all the failures of the past. That is His rest! We are accepted and He has now redeemed our failures! He wants us to rest! No fear about issues from the past coming up that will grab us and keep us down. That is over! That is done. This is the complete package that makes faith possible. Faith involves a sonship position that embraces and then becomes confident and assured of our position rising out of God’s Sonship Gifts. The Lord did not give us part of a package. He gave us the whole package!