THURSDAY, MAY 12
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.” We contribute to the building of the house and we contribute to establishing the Throne of the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as God made Him Priest and King, He made us priests and kings. The promise is, if we have a failure, God will not take from us what He took from Saul, “My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul.” When God took mercy from Saul, Saul lost his office, he lost his call and he lost the anointing of the Holy Spirit to walk in the office and fulfill the call. But when David had a failure with Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite, he did not lose his office, he did not lose his call and did not lose his anointing. As a result of not losing his call, when his son Absalom took the office, took the city and took the nation of Israel, he could not take David’s call and could not take David’s anointing. David prayed based on his covenant of Sure Mercy and he asked God in Psalm 143 to, “Destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant.” God answered David’s prayer concerning Absalom, concerning Ahithophel and concerning all those who stood with them. We have the same covenant – it is ours! And it is the foundation of all we are going to do for the Lord. Isn’t it time we walked in it? It is time to accept God’s mercy for our failures and then advance on – the time to start is now!