Psalm 132:10-18: “For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one. 11 The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne– 12 if your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne forever and ever.” 13 For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling: 14 “This is my resting place forever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it– 15 I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food. 16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy. 17 “Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one. 18 I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent.”
Psalm 132 is a Psalm of David where David reflects on his desire to make a place of worship for God Almighty. David recalls God’s covenant with him. David recalls His promises. As believers in Jesus Christ, we have a covenant made with us as well by the Almighty God. It is a covenant sealed by the Blood of Christ. It is a covenant greater than any covenant made with people before.
What has God promised us?
God has promised us forgiveness in grace. In one passage among many, “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14 NIV1984).
God has promised us a new heart and a new name known by Him. Revelation 2:17 says, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.”
God has promised that when I fail, that the consequences are His. Luke 22:20, “In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
God has promised that His covenant with believers is eternal. Romans 8:38-39 says very poetically and truthfully, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (NIV1984).
May we live up to the promises He has made us!