“Thus says the LORD: ‘If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth, then I will cast away the descendants of Jacob and David My servant…” (Jeremiah 33:25-26a)
It is good to remember the faithfulness of God, and that the basis for his promises is not man – but rather himself. Israel did nothing to gain God’s favor – therefore they can do nothing to ultimately separate themselves from God. The covenant God made with them is as sure as day and night and as sure as God’s sovereign appointing of the ordinances of heaven and earth!
It is comforting to consider because it reminds me that salvation is not of myself, but rather fully of God. God saved me knowing full well my sin – Jesus died for me, knowing everything about me. That is a sobering fact, and yet an amazingly reassuring truth. Truly there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because we are justified by the Judge himself – and Christ intercedes for us at the right hand of God the Father!