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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Loyalty

In review of 2 Chronicles 13:5 it says, “Don’t you know that the Lord, the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever by a covenant of salt?”

Bottom Line:
When God makes a promise He keeps it.

What this means to me:
As God has shown throughout history, what He promises will always be kept and honored by Him.

Today’s verse refers to God’s promises as in a covenant of salt. But what is a salt covenant in this context? From what I can see, the Bible refers to this kind of salt as representing loyalty, a word that is often lost in today’s vocabulary. So therefore, a salt covenant is one of loyalty. God intends for His children (us) to be loyal to Him, to keep His covenants, just as He has been loyal to us. He also intends for us (me) to keep their vows to each other.

Furthermore, “Covenant” is defined as the ability to remain faithful even to your own hurt. This means that once I give my word, no matter how difficult it becomes, I honor it with the party whom I made the covenant. Everything that is permanent or important in the Word of God is sealed by a covenant between two parties. Marriage is an example of a covenant relationship that involves loyalty.

So today I shall consider if I’ve been true to my word? Or am I a covenant breaker? If today some of my relationships are broken and my heart is bruised, I’m encouraged to make them right. Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts heaven has given me, and it’s something that can revolutionize my life in an instant. I should forgive those who have hurt me, so that I can uphold my covenants.

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