“Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.”

2 Chronicles 21:7

There’s one thing you should know about God. HE IS FAITHFUL. You might have heard it before or might even say it, but sometimes, we do not fully understand. What that means is, if God utters a word or makes a promise, He will fulfill it. In fact, it is so serious that if God says something – even if it didn’t exist before – that thing is called to being just by reason of, “He said.”

In our passage, we see how the Lord made a covenant with David, and by virtue of that, His entire generation received light and the mercies of God. The covenant of God secures you because you are bound by promise to a God that cannot lie or fail. This is one of the reasons why vows cannot be done flippantly – if you do not mean it, or don’t intend to do everything to see that it is kept, then don’t say it.

It is also a reason why the Bible forbids us from swearing. Our words cannot be random and without weight when we are under the purview of a faithful God who takes words seriously. Remember, you are secure just by the virtue of a God that says “I will…”

Further Study: Deuteronomy 7:9
Charge: Don’t forget; the promises of God in His Word are His covenant with us.


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