WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:18
King David had a dramatic response to being given this covenant. Until we delve into and study his response, we probably will not have an understanding of the weight of what he sensed came on him in this covenant. 2 Samuel 7:18 says, “Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: ‘Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house that You have brought me this far?’” When we think about what that means we sense the weightiness that King David was feeling about this covenant that God had given him. It humbled him. The covenant of Sure Mercy humbled King David to the point that he started questioning his relationship with God saying, Who am I O Lord and what is my house that you have brought me this far. To grasp the fact that Jesus shed His blood, guaranteeing this covenant to each of us in the New Testament, needs to evoke the same response from us. Unless it has this response we are probably not getting a full enough understanding of all that God is offering. The weight of this should humble us as well. We may need to spend a month or two just studying the covenant of Sure Mercy and meditating on the impact that it can have on our lives. We need to be awed by the weight of it otherwise we are probably not letting the living Word work Kingdom purposes in our lives.