Proof That God's Covenant Is Sure
||Rev. Ronald Van Overloop
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|Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
- In what God has done.
- God has and will maintain His covenant, especially as it was conveyed to David (Isaiah 55:3).
- God assures that His promises are sure and His covenant is everlasting – for He has given a “witness” and “commander.”
- First, God had given David as King to be a witness and a commander.
- That David had been “given” indicates that David was a gift of God’s grace, flowing from His love for His people.
- Second, this promise points ahead to David’s great Son, the promised Messiah (Luke 1:32,33; Acts 13:34).
- Christ is a witness to sinners (Malachi 3:5) and on behalf of the truth (John 18:37).
- As their witness/commander He also gives them commands and precepts.
- The second “Behold” declares that in the future God will show the continuing nature of His sure covenant.
- “Nation” and “nations” refers to the non-Jews Gentiles.
- God declares that Israel will be restored, but not to her former dignity as in David and Solomon.
- Such was something “that thou knowest not.”
- But now, because of Israel’s Leader and Commander, the Gentiles will “run” to be with Israel.
- Their Leader and Commander will “call.”
- As a result of His call, the nations will come running.
- The compelling force in such a marvelous gathering is “because of Jehovah thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel.”
- God will display the continuance of His covenant by displaying the breadth of the saving power of the Savior.