TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:13-15
2 Samuel 7:13-15 says, “He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you.” This is the second half of the covenant of Sure Mercy. It promises us that God will cut off and redeem all of our sin and failures. Consequently, when we go to the New Testament, we see that the men and women of the Old Testament do not have their failures and their mistakes mentioned and enumerated in the New. From Sarah to Abraham to David, they are considered people of faith and God covers their sins and their mistakes. That is grace and that is mercy! And how much more so for us, with a better covenant based on better promises? The covenant of Sure Mercy promises restoration for any failure you and I make. As long as we are willing to repent and turn from it, God says He will restore!