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Morning and Evening
For the morning of December 21st
by Charles H. Spurgeon
"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, mysoul. God, the everlasting Father, has positively made acovenant with thee; yes, that God who spake the world intoexistence by a word; He, stooping from His majesty, takes holdof thy hand and makes a covenant with thee. Is it not a deed,the stupendous condescension of which might ravish our heartsfor ever if we could really understand it? "HE hath made with mea covenant." A king has not made a covenant with me--that weresomewhat; but the Prince of the kings of the earth, Shaddai, theLord All-sufficient, the Jehovah of ages, the everlastingElohim, "He hath made with me an everlasting covenant." Butnotice, it is particular in its application. "Yet hath He madewith ME an everlasting covenant." Here lies the sweetness of itto each believer. It is nought for me that He made peace for theworld; I want to know whether He made peace for me! It islittle that He hath made a covenant, I want to know whether Hehas made a covenant with me. Blessed is the assurance that Hehath made a covenant with me! If God the Holy Ghost gives meassurance of this, then His salvation is mine, His heart ismine, He Himself is mine--He is my God.
This covenant is everlasting in its duration. Aneverlasting covenant means a covenant which had no beginning,and which shall never, never end. How sweet amidst all theuncertainties of life, to know that "the foundation of the Lordstandeth sure," and to have God's own promise, "My covenant willI 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 benot so with God as my heart desireth.
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