TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Isaiah 55:1-5
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” What does this passage tell us? It tells us that God redeems failure. God heals, redeems and He sets free. There is nothing we can fall into that God cannot pull us out of if we will acknowledge it and turn to Him. That is the testimony of the covenant of Sure Mercy. God redeems, and God restores. Will we lay hold of it and embrace what He is offering? Isaiah 55 shows us God’s path to redemption. That path includes how we spend our time. There is one thing we all have the same amount of. The commodity we all share equally is our time, the number of hours in our day! The Lord will open the door to His storehouse as we spend our commodity wisely. Isaiah 55:1-5 says, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And let your soul delight itself in abundance. Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—The sure mercies of David. Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you.” In 1 Corinthians 6 we read that we were washed, we were sanctified, we were justified. But in Isaiah 55 we read an added dimension. We read, “For He has glorified you.” When are we glorified? We are glorified when the sin is redeemed. The birthing of Solomon proves that now the past is redeemed. David and Bathsheba repented, married and resumed life. God honored their repentance with Solomon! Solomon was miraculous in his wisdom and in his wealth. He was utterly, totally miraculous! So we know from 1 Corinthians 6 that the process requires washing from sin, sanctification or being set apart to holiness, justification, just as if I never did it! Finally honor or glory comes to demonstrates the honor that comes from the redemption of the Holy Spirit. Solomon’s birth signified that! Is this not a great covenant that we have the privilege of walking out in the last days! David spent seven days with God wrestling over the life of his child. The child’s earthly life was lost but David and Bathsheba were saved to finish their earthly race. His covenant is awesome in every dimension!