The Secret of the Lord
Before READING this article please write down what you think is “The secret of the Lord”
The SECRET of the Lord is with them that fear him. Psalms 25:14 assumes that God will show such an one his COVENANT.
But it is necessary to realize that, Isaiah 55:8-9, is a fact and therefore ask God to show us his ways, Psalms 25:4-5. God’s response is verse 12, with emphasis on teaching, so be willing to learn, Isaiah 55:1-3.
Hearken diligently! Incline your ear! Come! Hear! Live!
for God will make an everlasting covenant with you. So the “secret” is a “covenant” and the covenant the “sure mercies of David”.
Question: What sure mercies?
Answer: 2 Samuel 7:15. David wished to build a house for God. God says no, David’s seed shall build God’s house and his kingdom be established forever. There is emphasis that God’s mercy will not depart as with Saul. This prophecy is confirmed with the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus, Acts 13:22,23,28-30&34.
Jesus no longer being subject to death can sit on David’s throne forever as King, 2 Samuel 7:16. In some versions we find the Friendship of the Lord. It leads us to the greatest friend of God, Abraham and the COVENANT God made with him to give him the LAND, so we get the KINGDOM on earth.
Relevant passages. James 2:23; Isaiah 41:8, 2 Chronicles 20:7, Galations 3:16(the seed is Christ).
So both Covenants included in Psalms 25:14
SECRET – DAVID – CHRIST – KING (Ruler)
FRIENDSHIP – ABRAHAM – CHRIST – KINGDOM (Land)
Jesus said “Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God”. Surely our TOP PRIORITY should be to PREACH it first? Was that God’s invitation in Matt1:1? (NT)
Jesus Christ – Son of David – King
Son of Abraham – Kingdom
If still in doubt be thrilled by the following:
Matt 13:10-17 and Matt 13:34-35
Sis Loraine Mitchell (Guyana)