Covenant Keepers

February 14, 2023 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions

By Cheri Cowell –


A disturbing trend has crept into our society. There is an alarming lack of the ability to make and stick to a commitment. We like to keep all options open. We see this in children who sign up for lessons or teams and then drop out or don’t show if they change their mind or have a better offer. We see it in adults who won’t RSVP to an invitation because something might come up.

Our God is a Covenant Keeper who makes and honors His commitments. Even when we did not hold up our end of the bargain, God kept His covenant of peace with his people. He expects no less from those who claim His name. This means that we, too, should honor our commitment to peace, even when others break part of the agreement. This is the hard work of peacekeeping—it is the hard work of following after Christ.

“So tell him that I am making a Covenant-of-Peace with him. He and his descendants are joined in a covenant of eternal priesthood, because he was zealous for his God and made atonement for the People of Israel” (Numbers 25:12-13 MSG).

Prayer: When others break our agreement I admit I want to also throw in the towel, but more than that I want to be a Covenant Keeper like you.

About Cheri Cowell

Cheri Cowell is the author of the new Bible study, Parables and Word Pictures of the New Testament: Following God series
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