At our men’s Bible study last night we were discussing the life of David, looking at how as men we could use him as an example.
David was an incredible man, a man of great power yet a man with his difficulties, a man said to be after God’s own heart (Acts 13 v 22).
What really impacted me was that David knew God loved him and would provide for him even knowing what he had done and what he was capable of.
He knew he was a murderer and adulterer yet he could write some of the most beautiful Psalms, such as Psalm 23.
He knew God would provide for him, would look after him, and would lead him to safety even after all the bad that he had done.
David knew he was in a covenant relationship with God and that this was not dependent upon his performance.
This is important!
The same is true for us today; we are in a covenant relationship (the New Covenant) with God and this is not dependent upon our performance.
We are forgiven and reconciled to God because of the performance of Jesus and because of this every man can, as a gift of grace through faith, be saved and made righteous.
Living under the New Covenant (under grace and not law) is not a license to sin; it is a license from sin.
Realising that God loves you and sent His Son for you makes you run from sin not run to sin.
However when we fall, like David, it is reassuring to know that this will not affect our covenant relationship with God.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that I live under the New Covenant, under grace, and thank you for your forgiveness and reconciliation”.
Romans 6 v 15…..What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid