Scripture Nugget 8.23.2016

“Thus says the LORD: If any of you could break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night would not come at their appointed time, only then could my covenant with my servant David be broken, so that he would not have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with my ministers the Levites. Just as the host of heaven cannot be numbered and the sands of the sea cannot be measured, so I will increase the offspring of my servant David, and the Levites who minister to me. … Thus says the LORD: Only if I had established my covenant with day and night and the ordnances of heaven and earth, would I reject the offspring of Jacob and of my servant David and not choose any of his descendants as rulers over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and will have mercy upon them.” Jeremiah 33:20-22, 25-26

God’s word is everlasting! God’s promises are true and forever! Over-the-Horizon Promises (OTHP), require Over-the-Horizon Faith (OTHF). God’s promises are steadfast and true; He will not break them. Do you see the guarantee in today’s verses? Only if day and night stop coming at their appointed time will his covenant be broken! This isn’t some tricky contract wording, “As long as the grass grows, the river flows and the sun is seen high in the sky,” as agreements between the US Government and Indian tribes on the plains were written. Sounds good and lasting but then a cloudy day in the middle of winter comes; the grass is dormant, the river is frozen and the sun is covered by clouds….. But God’s promises are based on Creation Order, order God created. Day and Night come at their appointed time in a balance that provides life and life abundant. Night and Day …. We can count on God’s appointed creation forever! The question we must ask ourselves, is this: “Can God count on me?” Not to worry, grace and mercy are promised. “For I will restore their fortunes, and will have mercy upon them.” Turn your face and heart toward God, grasp hold of, lean into and live in God’s promises. He will lead you today, tomorrow and forever into eternity.