“Then he knelt on his knees in the presence of the whole assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands toward heaven. He said, ‘O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant in steadfast love with your servants who walk before you with all their heart – you who have kept for your servant, my father, David, what you promised to him. Indeed, you promised with your mouth and this day fulfilled with your hand. Therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, keep for your servant, my father David, that which you promised him, saying, ‘There shall never fail you a successor before me to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your children keep to their way, to walk in my law as you have walked before me.’ Therefore, O LORD, God of Israel, let your word be confirmed, which you promised to your servant David.” 2 Chronicles 6:13e-17
God makes Over-the-Horizon Promises, to witness and experience those promises I/we need to live with Over-the-Horizon Faith. The fulfillment of God’s promises is often carried out much, much later; in subsequent generations. For any of us to experience these promises we must live faithfully over a long period of time. God’s Covenantal language is expressed this way, “I (God)n will do this, if you (Ed, my people) will remain faithful, follow my commands and walk with me.” Or “I am here with you, will you be with me.” Our response is not a short term one, it is for the long haul, our faith is to carry us into tomorrow, next week, next year and on and on – Over-the-Horizon.