PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
God is committedMicah Simpson
Jeremiah 33: 20-21 " Thus says the LORD, ‘If you can break My covenant for the day and My covenant for the night, so that day and night will not be at their appointed time, 21 then My covenant may also be broken with David My servant so that he will not have a son to reign on his throne, and with the Levitical priests, My ministers."
This reminds me of the promises that I used to make as a kid. And in order for someone to believe that I was super serious about my commitment, I would say something like, "cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye," and by me saying this, the one to whom I was making a commitment would know that I was serious. So as God recounts his commitment with David, and with the priests, he tells Jeremiah, that if Jeremiah could get the sun to stop coming up, and the night to stop from falling, then Gods covenant would also be broken. Which means, that Gods covenant can not be broken!
It amazes me the lack of trust that I have in God at times. That's why I love this passage, because it reminds me that God is serious about the covenants and the promises that he makes. God is not like a friend on the playground who makes promises, and then breaks them 10 minutes later when he finds a new friend, no, God is faithful to is people. I need to continue to place my trust in God who is more than trustworthy. I need to put my hope in him, because he is the source of hope. I need to seek God for everything, because he is faithful, he is committed to me, and not only in this life, but also for eternity!
Lord I pray that I would walk with confidence in my savior. I pray that I would be secure in your salvation, that I would walk like my father has the whole world in his hands. When I begin to doubt, or second guess if God will work or move or act, I pray that my faith would be strong, and that I will believe it even though I might not see it! I love you Lord, and thanks for being committed to your people, thanks for being committed to me! Amen!