The Covenant Can Be Broken

My, Devotion to Him #136

VERSE PASSAGE: Psalms 94:14 “For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.” – NIV 

I find this passage interesting due to the fact this is one of only a few places that the Bible ever mentions what God cannot do. The Bible states that God will never forsake His inheritance which is us. It is interesting to me that this statement is made because in technical terms this limits God from forsaking. Which in itself is comforting to know. 

God made a covenant with His people and promised to keep it. He is not in the business of rejecting His people. However a covenant is an agreement of two parties. The terms and conditions for the people is to turn away from a sinful life style, repent, ask for forgiveness, ask Jesus into our hearts, and follow Him. God will forever keep up His end of the agreement but we must also. Although God cannot break this agreement the Bible does not say anything about us not being able to. 

We have total free will. It is by our own free will that we come to receive salvation. Though we are saved by grace through faith it is our free will that we come. It is by our free will that we chose to follow Christ. As long as we follow the terms and conditions, God will never reject us. There is a dangerous message that is spreading throughout the Church. That message is once saved always saved and that no one can take away our salvation. 

It is true that no one can take away our salvation. However we are not included in that. We alone are the only ones who are capable to continue in salvation or walk away from the faith. 

God has a covenant/agreement with us. If we surrender our lives to Jesus and follow Him we can be assured of our salvation till the end. However if we choose to walk away from following Christ we are able in that moment to lose our salvation. Only we can reject an agreement. God made a promise and is not a liar. Therefore, only we can break an agreement between Him and us. 

Be blessed!

Copyright © 2018 by Jacob D. Olinger

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