You Will Not Fall: The Hope of God's Everlasting Covenant

Sunday, April 26, 2015
“Come, all you who are thirsty. Come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare” (Isaiah 55:1-3).


                        Much of this month I’ve written about what this passage conveys. Many times I’ve asked myself, “Why spend money on what is not bread?” Why waste your soul on what cannot satisfy when you can take what will satisfy free of charge? As a human who is still attached to the flesh, I am tempted, and often I do succumb to those temptations; I do mess up, quite a lot, actually. God promises something in the next verse, though:

Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David” (Isaiah 55:3).

            When God says He is going to make an everlasting covenant, He doesn’t mean an everlasting-until-you-mess-up covenant; He means a really and truly everlastingcovenant.

            There will be times when I look to the world and see “the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:3), and there will be times when my feet almost slip. But God promises in Psalm 37:23-24, “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds Him with His hand.” We will not fall because God’s covenant is everlasting, and He is constantly holding onto us and watching out for us, like a trainer who watches her student on a balance beam.


            Take this little reminder to heart today. Let the Holy Spirit stir your heart towards him. As David says in Psalm 73:28, “As for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all Your deeds.” When you are in Christ, God is your Home.  Draw near to Him and hold on to the hope of His everlasting covenant. Know that He will never let you fall because His arms are always there to catch you.

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