December 2, 2014

Read: 2 Corinthians 4:4

God made covenants in the Old Testament; some conditional, such as the Law given to Moses.  Some were unconditional, such as the covenant with Abraham (Genesis 15:1-21). The Law, the Old Covenant, would end with the New Covenant introduced by Jesus with His disciples at the Last Supper, when He offered  them the cup, saying, "... this is the new covenant in My blood..." (Matthew 26:27-28). This is the solemn, binding agreement that we enter into when we we come to Jesus by faith and surrender our lives to Him.  God is the initiator of this covenant, and He is the guarantor of it as well. Being in covenant with Almighty God through the blood of Jesus means that He sought me out by His Spirit and drew me unto Himself. It also means that Jesus did all that was required to reconcile me, a sinner, to a holy God. He keeps me securely in this relationship, so that I can never be lost again.

Our Father is a covenant-keeping God.  Philippians 1:6 assures us that "He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." Another reassuring passage is found in II Timothy 1:12, promising us that "...I know Whom I have believed and am convinced that He is able to keep that which I have committed to Him until that

Has the enemy of our souls, Satan, robbed you of the assurance of your covenant relationship with Jesus Christ?  The eyes of unbelievers are blinded to this beautiful truth. As believers, however, we are not to be ignorant of our position of blessing in this unconditional  partnership of covenant. Thank You, Lord, for bringing me into covenant with You.  Amen.


Adoration: God is holy, mighty, gracious, and merciful. Spend time declaring your love for Him and expressing your thoughts of praise and worship. 

Confession: Ask God to search your heart and reveal any areas of unconfessed sin. Acknowledge these to the Lord and thank Him for His forgiveness. 

Thanksgiving: Express your thankfulness to God for the blessings He has given you. When we consider that we deserve punishment because of our sinfulness, and instead God gives to us His love and mercy, our only response should be one of thankfulness. 

Supplication: Petition God for spiritual insight and understanding of His Word.  Ask Him to help you know what is His direction and purpose for your life.  Intercede for other believers, personal friends, those in ministry and those who are oppressed and in need. Offer prayers for your activities for this day and any special concerns you might have.