God’s covenant with Abraham resonates throughout eternity. Even though Israel rebelled numerous times the Lord remained faithful and true. Why? Because the house of Jacob earned divine compassion? No. Because God vowed, in His glorious name (and position), to not stop protecting Israel. This extension of love was not just for the benefit of Israel mind you; it was for the benefit of all mankind. Salvation came in the form of Jesus Christ, a Hebrew man. This, in turn, allowed for the transmission of grace, and the gospel, to the Gentile world. In summary, the Lord will not allow His great name to be tarnished, or profaned. And He will not yield His glory to another. God loves us too much to let us forsake Him.
Isaiah 48:11 “For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.” (NIV)
Kevin Orr (7/24/2019)