“Is it not my family God has chosen? Yes, he has made an everlasting covenant with me. His agreement is arranged and guaranteed in every detail. He will ensure my safety and success.”
2 Samuel 23:5
I see a beautiful description of relationship with God hidden in David’s words about his earthly kingdom, enough to make my heart dance!
Before the beginning of time, I was CHOSEN for relationship. I did not pursue God—HE pursued me: “You did not choose Me, I chose you…” John 15:16
“You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God.”
God’s desire for relationship was so strong that He was willing to make an EVERLASTING COVENANT of love before He ever formed me, even though He knew I would break His heart.
“After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.” Luke 22:20
God ARRANGED that plan to bring me back to Himself, even before I wandered, and GUARANTEED every detail of it through the death of His Son.
“The Lamb is the one whose death was planned before the world was created. Rev. 13:8
God not only created, arranged, and guaranteed the covenant of love, but He chose me as the recipient! Therefore, like David…
GOD will ensure my safety and success…
through RELATIONSHIP with HIM!