WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:15-17, 8-9
The covenant of Sure Mercy promised to redeem David’s sin, four chapters before he ever met Bathsheba. That is redemption in action – redemption before he ever made the failure. That covenant promises to redeem failure if we will repent. Jesus guaranteed the covenant of Sure Mercy in Acts 13. Sure Mercy is the foundation for all five layers of love. It is sure because God promised not to take mercy from David as He took it from Saul for disobedience! Sure Mercy is a two-edged sword. The same mercy that cuts away and redeems our own failures will also put an enemy in a grave if they refuse to relent. 2 Samuel 7:8,9 says, “Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel. 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.”’” God said, “I will cut off your enemy.” That is love in action. There is a layer of love that protects us from the enemy and that was God’s covenantal promise to David. We have the same covenant. We need to recognize it for what it is and start praying the judicial side.