Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Covenant to David (Christ)
34My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
36His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
37It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
38But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
46How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
We are living in the age of Christ's humiliation. Broadcaster-preacher David Jeremiah has done a series on things of disrespect toward the Lord which he thought he would never see in his lifetime. Consider in your own community the cloud of censure cast over celebration of Christmas joy. Immorality applauded. Moral collapse in celebrities. The "eff-word" peppering conversation everywhere. The Darwin stickers. Prayer exercises curtailed. Church leaders portrayed as stiff, intolerant and so "very yesterday".
But notice how David the prophet chooses to continue to rejoice in the God of his salvation, knowing that the covenant of irrepressible Kingdom (Christ) holds true.
We also must remain stedfast. The Glory is coming.