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Power of covenant

October 17, 2016

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Verse of the Day for October 17, 2016 comes from Psalm 25:14-15 in the New Living Testament:

The Lord is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.

The passage is rendered this way in the Amplified Bible

Psalm 25:14-15:

The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning. My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.

The reference to “He teaches them his covenant” brings to mind an account whereby David extends a covenant of grace to the descendant of someone with whom David had previously established a covenant, his beloved friend, Jonathan. Here we find Mephibosheth, the only remaining descendent of Saul, whom David replaced as King of Israel. David’s response to the crippled son of his friend occurred in a place called LoDebar, recorded in 2 Samuel 9:6-7.

His name was Mephibosheth; he was Jonathan’s son and Saul’s grandson. When he came to David, he bowed low to the ground in deep respect. David said, “Greetings, Mephibosheth.”

Mephibosheth replied, “I am your servant.”

“Don’t be afraid!” David said. “I intend to show kindness to you because of my promise to your father, Jonathan. I will give you all the property that once belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will eat here with me at the king’s table!”

The following poem refers to this account and speaks of

 The Power of Covenant

When covenant relationships are re-established,

you enter into a place of safety and kindness.

Apostle Eric L. Warren

 

To redeem, restore and then supersede is God’s plan:

To see His faithfulness, examine this account:

God’s favor extended beyond any earthly amount

That can be measured or assessed by the mind of man:

Mephibosheth displays the power of covenant

To children’s children, to countless generations–

First to Israel, then extended to all nations,

God’s loving kindness above and beyond abundant.

Covenants demonstrate the faithfulness of God.

Spiritual covenants supplant natural relationships,

Beyond the authority of all earthly kingships,

For we know that in truth, “Spirit is thicker than blood.”

From LoDebar–barren place of nothingness–

He takes us to abide in safety and loving kindness.

We seal our blog entry for today with “Covenant Song” by Caedmon’s Call:

The Lord’s purpose: The counsel of the Lord

October 10, 2016

Proverbs 19--21

Taken from Proverbs 19:20-21 (NLT), the Verse of the Day for October 10, 2016 offers these words of wisdom:

Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.

The King James Version puts it this way:

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

In Isaiah 46:9-10, we find another reference to “the counsel of the Lord”:

Remember the former things of old: for I am God and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

In the Book of Psalms we also find references to “the counsel of the Lord”:

Psalm 25:14 (Amplified Bible)

The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.

Psalm 33:11 (Amplified Bible):

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts and plans of His heart through all generations.

Psalm 33:11 in the King James Version provides the introductory scripture or the epigraph for this poem based on the topic at hand:                                  

The Counsel of the Lord

The counsel of the LORD stands for ever, 

the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Psalm 33:11 KJV

 

As your will unfolds in splendid epiphany

And you speak life, open our ears that we might hear.

We seek guidance for the days ahead; draw us near,

So that we might be all that you desire us to be.

Advise and counsel us to help others to see

That to walk in perfect love is to cast out fear,

To follow the precepts of all that you hold dear.

We will make known your purpose and boldly declare

The truth and seek wise counsel that we might fulfill

Our commitment to serve each day as we prepare

The way of Lord, centered in your perfect will.

Though we are beset by trials on every hand,

We will abide in your presence, yielded and still:

The counsel of the Lord forevermore shall stand.

The hymn, “Behold, Our God” makes reference to “the counsel of God,” the topic of the Verse of the Day:

The Lord’s purpose: The counsel of the Lord

October 10, 2015

Proverbs 19--21The Verse of the Day for October 10, 2014 comes from Proverbs 19:20-21 (NLT)

Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.

The King James Version puts it this way:

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

Isaiah 46:9-10 offers another reference to “the counsel of the Lord”:

Remember the former things of old: for I am God and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,

Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

In the Book of Psalms we also find references to “the counsel of the Lord”:

Psalm 25:14 (Amplified Bible)

The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.

Psalm 33:11 (Amplified Bible):

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts and plans of His heart through all generations.

Psalm 33:11 in the King James Version provides the introductory scripture or the epigraph for this poem based on the topic at hand:                                

The Counsel of the Lord

The counsel of the LORD stands for ever,

the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

Psalm 33:11 KJV

 

As your will unfolds in splendid epiphany

And you speak life, open our ears that we might hear.

We seek guidance for the days ahead; draw us near,

So that we might be all that you desire us to be.

Advise and counsel us to help others to see

That to walk in perfect love is to cast out fear,

To follow the precepts of all that you hold dear.

We will make known your purpose and boldly declare

The truth and seek wise counsel that we might fulfill

Our commitment to serve each day as we prepare

The way of Lord, centered in your perfect will.

Though we are beset by trials on every hand,

We will abide in your presence, yielded and still:

The counsel of the Lord forevermore shall stand.

The hymn, “Behold, Our God” makes reference to “the counsel of the God,” the topic of the Verse of the Day: