2015-05-23 - God's Covenant
Psalm 102:18--"Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord."
The Old Testament is a story of God's covenant with Abraham and his descendants. The covenant is again affirmed with the people by Moses at Mount Sinai. The people continually violated the covenant, and God sent the prophets to remind the Israelites of their need to repent and return to God. Eventually, God sent His Son Jesus, to institute a new covenant.
The Psalmist, in Psalm 102, was an afflicted man. The writer of this Psalm was probably a King of Israel who was in distress. The nation was suffering. In his distress, he appealed to God for help. As he poured his heart out to God, the king realized that God would not forget His people. God would not only honor the old covenant, but God would one day make a new covenant with His people. One day, the people would praise God for His faithfulness as shown in Jesus.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.