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The Same One

The Same One

02 May 2010

Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 16; Psalm 106; Matthew 19

Scripture:

15 He keeps his commitments across thousands of generations, the covenant he commanded, 16 The same one he made with Abraham, the very one he swore to Isaac… (1 Chronicles 16:15-16 MSG)

David was reminding the people of the nation of Israel that they were celebrating the same God who had made a covenant with Abraham nearly a thousand years earlier.

Here’s the essence of the covenant promise God made to Abraham… 1 “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you. 2 I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. 3 I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:1-3 MSG)

The Same One! Even as David spoke to the people that day, they were conscious that they were worshipping the same God and rejoicing in the blessing and promise of the same covenant. God is everlasting. God is faithful. God honors his word and keeps his covenant. God deals with me as one of his covenant kids, a member of his covenant people, because he is a covenant-making, covenant-keeping God.

The Same One! The God I worship and the covenant that makes me one of God’s people – one of his kids – is the same God and the same covenant.
• The God Who Is and who is present in all times and in all places is present in this moment as I write this and in this moment as you read this – in this very moment.
• God’s call to a journey of faith, filled with challenges and blessings, requiring faithful obedience and deep, deep trust, is spoken to you and me in this very moment.
• God’s promise of blessing – being blessed by his grace, and being a blessing – a channel of his blessing to others, is spoken anew to you and me in this very moment.

Prayer:

Father, Today I rejoice in your faithfulness and celebrate your covenant – your everlasting covenant that includes even me. You’re good. You’re good to me and I love you and thank you. I choose to respond in this moment as Abraham did in his moment and as David did in his moment. Lead on and I will embrace the journey of faith and the blessing of the covenant – the same one! In Jesus’ name. Amen!

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