A Forever Covenant

    1. David and Jonathan weep together as they are about to depart. They make a forever covenant between each other, between their households, their family lines forever.
    2. Jonathan believes David will be king and that David’s enemies will be destroyed. He’s protecting his heirs from being part of the wrong side of history.
    3. But he’s not just acting selfishly. He loves David as he loves himself.
    4. When we step into covenant with God, it’s supposed to be a forever covenant.
    5. Marriage is supposed to be a forever covenant, a shadow of the what union with God looks like.
    6. Francis Chan has preached that “no two Spirit-filled people ever got divorced.”
    7. God is not lacking in the Holy Spirit. The only one who could not be filled and walking in the Spirit is you in the relationship.
    8. The Bible says that God is faithful, even when we are not. God will keep waiting for us to receiving Him, to come back to Him. He will draw us to Himself. He will show His faithful love. He will never stop being kind, good, loving.
    9. However, He will not force Himself on us. He is a gentleman. We can refuse His love. We can refuse to come to Him and we can choose to walk away. We can divorce ourselves from God.
    10. The Bible says nothing can separate us from the love of God and no one can snatch us out of His hand. But, I don’t think it’s true that we can’t refuse God’s love and remove ourselves from His care, by rejecting His gift, denying Him, and choosing to love self and sin, making ourselves God’s enemy by choice.
    11. Love covenants are supposed to last forever.
    12. Don’t walk away from the perfect gift of love.
    13. Choose his love today and always.