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Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

August 15

My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psalm 89:28-29

When David wanted to build a Temple for the Lord, the Lord said to Nathan, “Tell him that, although he can’t build Me a house, I will build him a house” (see 1 Chronicles 17:4-10). The Davidic Covenant is the promise God made to David that his house - his family - would endure forever. Scripture says that when David heard this, he sat down before the Lord speechless (1 Chronicles 17:16-18). September 8, 1998. Those in attendance at Camden Yard that day didn’t know they would be watching history made - not by what they saw but by what they didn’t see. It was on that day that Cal Ripken, Jr. went to his manager and said, “Scratch me from the starting lineup.” After playing in 2,643 consecutive games, it was the first time in 16 years that Cal Ripken, Jr. wouldn’t be playing. Sixteen years is quite a streak - but it pales in comparison to the streak of the One who will sit on the throne forever. During Cal Ripken’s sixteen years, there were weeks where he never connected with the ball. So too, there were times when David dropped the ball and was far from perfect. But God made a promise to him and He would keep His promise because His steadiness and His faithfulness were on the line. God’s steadiness and faithfulness are what keep us going as well. It’s not how good we’re doing. It’s that He is faithful. “I’ll never leave you nor forsake you,” He said. “Nothing can separate you from the love I have for you.” God is truly with us, gang. He is for us. He’s not going to give up on us. He made a covenant with us - the New Covenant (Hebrews 12:24). The blood of His Son washed away our sin. And that streak isn’t going to end after sixteen years, no matter how many times we strike out.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi. If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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