“Pay attention and come to me;
listen, that you may have life.
I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
the steadfast loyalty promised to David.” Isaiah 55:3"
His mercy is sure. His mercy is sure. His mercy is sure. What does this mean? We will make an everlasting covenant with the Lord, a promise of salvation. But how can we make a promise to receive something if we do nothing in return?
“You will show faithfulness to Jacob,
and loyalty to Abraham,
As you have sworn to our ancestors
from days of old.” Micah 7:20
One thing we can be sure about is that, over time, our ancestors were given the same opportunity that we are given. The opportunity to be wrapped in the Lord’s mercy. The opportunity to share in the Lord’s mercy, and the opportunity to get to heaven because of the Lord’s mercy. Abraham was loyal to the Lord. Faithfulness was shown to Jacob. Loyalty was promised to David. With these promises we have examples of how the Lord’s mercy was exemplified in the different lives and different stories.
We have these examples of how they lived according to God’s will and with God’s mercy, in order to better serve the Lord. In order to better live out their lives, and in order to pass it on to those that followed them. They did this in order to set an example for those to come. They did this so that we would have someone to look up to. They did this so that we knew that receiving God’s mercy and living it out is doable. They did this so that we knew that His mercy is sure. His mercy is sure and never changes.
Because His mercy is sure, we can be sure that the Lord hasn’t changed the deal along the way. He hasn’t offered Abraham and our ancestors better mercy, and He didn’t anyone on the mercy front either. His mercy is sure. When we show our faithfulness and live it out. His mercy is sure.