2 Sam.23:1-5

Tom Harding

Sometimes the last words of a man are regarded, remembered and sometimes even recorded for all to read and think upon. Certainly this is true of David. God is about to call him home to glory, in this special time, he found his comfort, hope, and salvation in God's covenant of mercy and grace revealed in Jesus Christ, who is the Surety of the Covenant (Heb. 7:22). Although David had won many victories, had even reigned over Israel for forty years as God's King, and was used of God to write many psalms, his hope of salvation was not what he accomplished, but rather in Christ alone. David describes the hope of every believer in verse five. Although we are sinners (Psalm 51:5), although we are guilty before God (Rom. 3:19), although we deserve nothing but judgment and God's wrath (Rom. 6:23); yet, God delights to show mercy because of the eternal covenant of grace made with Christ Jesus before the world began (Heb. 13:20). Our sinful condition does not hinder His almighty purpose and grace in Christ (Dan.4:35; Rom.5:6). Remember these five things about this covenant!

Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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