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"Yet He hath made with me an everlasting covenant."
--2 Samuel 23:5
This covenant is divine in its origin . "HE hath made with
me an everlasting covenant." Oh that great word HE! Stop, my
soul. God, the everlasting Father, has positively made a
covenant with thee; yes, that God who spake the world into
existence by a word; He, stooping from His majesty, takes hold
of thy hand and makes a covenant with thee. Is it not a deed,
the stupendous condescension of which might ravish our hearts
for ever if we could really understand it? "HE hath made with me
a covenant." A king has not made a covenant with me--that were
somewhat; but the Prince of the kings of the earth, Shaddai, the
Lord All-sufficient, the Jehovah of ages, the everlasting
Elohim, "He hath made with me an everlasting covenant." But
notice, it is particular in its application . "Yet hath He made
with ME an everlasting covenant." Here lies the sweetness of it
to each believer. It is nought for me that He made peace for the
world; I want to know whether He made peace for me ! It is
little that He hath made a covenant, I want to know whether He
has made a covenant with me . Blessed is the assurance that He
hath made a covenant with me! If God the Holy Ghost gives me
assurance of this, then His salvation is mine, His heart is
mine, He Himself is mine-- He is my God .
This covenant is everlasting in its duration . An
everlasting covenant means a covenant which had no beginning,
and which shall never, never end. How sweet amidst all the
uncertainties of life, to know that "the foundation of the Lord
standeth sure," and to have God's own promise, "My covenant will
I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips."
Like dying David, I will sing of this, even though my house be
not so with God as my heart desireth.