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It is written in Isaiah 54:10: “For the mountains shall depart, And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.». What a powerful word! If you have received Christ in your life as Lord and Savior, know that you have received the power to become a child of God (John 1:12) and that an unwavering, not shaky covenant is now established between God the heavenly Father and you. If you are not born again, that is, if you have not yet received Christ, I strongly encourage you to do so in order to establish this covenant with God the Father.
The covenant is different from a contract. An insurance contract for example includes several clauses and when one of these clauses is breached, the insurance refuses to compensate you in case of a problem. But when two people are bounded by a covenant, such as a husband and wife or father and son/daughter, the bond that unites them is stronger than a contract and fully implicate both parties. A father – a good father – takes care of his child, protects him and loves him with all his heart, whatever the circumstances. The husband in covenant with his wife loves her and watches over her. He is prepared to defend her even in a dispute with a third party, even if she is wrong. That’s the strength of the covenant!
The covenant is the commitment that God has to take charge of you, to keep you, to protect you, to teach you, to love you, to bless you, etc., in an unusual way. When He establishes this covenant with you, it extends over many generations. The covenant is also a permanent authorization that you give to God to intervene in your life, whatever type of problem you encounter in life.
God, in His faithfulness, always remembers His covenant. When Hagar, Sarah’s slave who had a child with Abraham, found herself alone with her son in the desert, unable to give him a drink, she walked away from her baby to cry aloud. But, Holy Scripture states, “God heard the voice of the child” because he was the son of Abraham and God was in covenant with the latter (Genesis 21:14-19). And yet, this child was conceived out of wedlock. This did not alter God’s faithfulness to remember His covenant with Abraham. It is also the memory of the covenant that prompted God to intervene to free Israel from the oppression of Egypt (Exodus 6:5). Did not God say to Abraham: I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you” (Genesis 12:3)? To be in covenant with God grants you extraordinary privileges; hence he fights your enemies.
But it is important to keep this covenant in order to fully enjoy its benefits. The prodigal son, in Luke 15:11-24, deprived himself of the benefits of the covenant with his father, taking his inheritance too early and squandering it. Despite his mistakes, he was no less the son of his father since the latter welcomed him back with open arms.
Preserve your covenant with God, your heavenly Father. Even if you have made mistakes, He remains faithful to His covenant with you. Rise up and continue to be Bound to Him and He will show you His glory.
May God bless you!