God offers a covenant to David that is not contingent upon what David or his descendants do. God promises His faithfulness and love to David and his descendants no matter what they do. This is an extravagant promise. God acknowledges that if the sons sin, there will be consequences. In doing so God recognizes that the human side of the relationship or covenant will at times fail. But God will remain steadfast.
Human relationships are dynamic and often fluid. People we were once friends with are no longer close to us. Others will come to occupy our time and interest for a season. Some friendships last a lifetime. Even in marriage, where forever is our intent starting out, some of these relationships come to an end. Human relationships are affected by so many things; change is often the norm. And as we are humans, at times we fail. This can be fatal to some of our relationships.
Through Jesus we are connected into the covenant God made with David and his descendants. As sons and daughters of Jesus Christ, we too are heirs to this steadfast and unchanging love that God offers. Our claim to the love of God begins the covenant relationship between God and each of us. At some point we recognize that love and choose to enter into a relationship with God the creator.
Even though at times we too will fail in this relationship, His love will never fail. God’s love never fails. As we come to know this unfailing love more and more, we too begin to share this love with others. We extend His love. This is our grateful response to God’s love. Love generously today.
Scripture reference: Psalm 89: 20-37