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Our Covenant-Keeping God

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”

Dwight L. Moody

I love how Deuteronomy chapter seven begins. “When the LORD your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations…and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them…”. God begins this chapter with a promise, a guarantee that this will, for sure, happen. There’s no tentative language, but definite, you-can-count-on-it wording. God’s not only going to bring them into the Promised Land, they will take possession of it and He will clear away seven nations that are bigger and more powerful than the Israelites. As far as God was concerned, it was a done deal.

Starting with Deuteronomy 7:7, God explains the why behind His doing this. It wasn’t because they were so numerous. Nor was it because they were so obedient and devoted to God. Deuteronomy 7:8 explains God’s reason for His faithfulness to the Israelites. “But it was because the LORD loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt.” God keeps His covenants and what He says He will do, He will definitely do. Guaranteed. 

He goes on to say in Deuteronomy 7:9: “Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” God is faithful to keep His covenants. He does not break His promises; instead, He keeps them. Our God is a Promise Keeper.

We serve a God who is a Covenant Maker and Keeper, not a covenant breaker. We might break some of our promises, but God never will. We have no reason to doubt God’s promises will come to fruition. We can trust Him to do what He says He will do. What a comforting and secure truth to stand upon!

“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Relevant Reflections:

  1. How have you seen God’s faithfulness to fulfill His promises to you?

  2. What promises are you still believing He will satisfy?

  3. Spend time thanking God for being your Covenant Keeper.

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