2 Chronicles 6:15 says, “You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.”
- What God speaks with His mouth is done by His hand. Never question His Word.
In 2 Chronicles 6:42-7:1 Solomon says, "O LORD God, do not turn away the face of Your Anointed; Remember the mercies of Your servant David." Then 7:1 says, “When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.” Solomon asked God to “remember the mercies of Your servant David.” What are “mercies?” The Hebrew word is “Chesed” translated mercies, or sometimes translated kindness, or love. The word is all those things, but to really understand the word, you need to know that the word refers to covenant. In Deuteronomy 7:9 He says that He “keeps covenant and mercy.” He “keeps” it because it isn’t random acts of love but a commitment He has made revealed in His Word. A real marriage is the best example we have of this; out of love we vow to commit our lives to one another; this is chesed. Israel understood this. 2 Chronicles 7:3 says, “When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the LORD, saying: "For He is good, For His mercy (chesed) endures forever."
As you read through Psalm 136 you realize that everything God has done or will do is because He is good because His mercy (chesed) is forever! It’s all because He has committed to do us good because He is good! Hallelujah!
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan