WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL
Text: Psalm 111:1-10
KEY VERSE: “He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.” – (Psalm 111:5)
A covenant is an agreement that exists between two individuals or groups of people for the benefit of both. Each party has a role to play in keeping the terms of the covenant faithfully. For instance, within the family circle, if a child fails to show up for dinner, the parent’s obligation is to find out where he or she is, and make sure s/he is safe. This is the unconditional commitment to love and serve in a parental covenant.
The passage examines the wonder working power of our great God. The psalmist thought of this and declared, “I will praise the LORD with my whole heart.” Then he goes ahead to recognise God’s works as great, honourable and glorious. He says that the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. He provides for those who fear Him as part of His covenant-keeping attribute. David reiterates that the works of God are verity; His commandments stand forever. God’s name is holy and to be revered and His fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Believers can understand and have pleasure in the honourable and glorious works of our covenant-keeping God who provides, protects, preserves and adequately plans for the wellbeing of His children. He is ever mindful of His covenant.
To enjoy the innumerable blessings He offers, we have to keep our part of the covenant. We must remain faithful to the Lord by abstaining from all forms of sin. Daily our hearts must be right with Him. Sinners must repent and backsliders restored to renewed relationship with God. Then, like the psalmist, we must continually appreciate the things that God is doing in our lives, and those things which He is yet to do.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: God’s faithfulness should challenge the believer to be faithful to his Maker.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: John 6-7