A Covenant Relationship

A Covenant Relationship

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Jonathan’s father, King Saul, was willing to make commitments, but also was known to change his mind later and not follow through. As a result, others were not always sure what he would do or what he believed. Jonathan had to go to extra lengths to learn how Saul felt about David.

In contrast, Jonathan understood that his word was his bond. His commitments were real commitments. His agreements were agreements, regardless of circumstances.

He understood the importance of a covenant relationship. He knew that people who agree to covenants are committed to each other and will keep their promises. Even after Jonathan died in battle, David remembered their covenant and kept the promises they made to each other (2 Samuel 9:113).

This is important in our relationship with God because He is a God of covenants (Genesis 6:18). He always keeps His Word, which never changes regardless of circumstances. God looks for people who understand these principles and know that His Word really is true and so trustworthy that their word is their bond in their relationship with Him and others.

People in the world may change their minds, reinterpret their words, or forget their commitments when convenient. But you always can trust in God! Base your life on His changeless Word. And seek to be a person who keeps your word, who is faithful in your relationships with God and others.