Psalms 132:12 “If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore”.
At times it appears very difficult to understand what is being said by the Words of Scripture, but like anything else in life it takes time spent in quietness and attention to understand how the Words being spoken speaks to our lives.
For instance, if you are in a relationship with anyone, for effective communication and understanding of each other’s expectation you cannot think that they will zoom into your thoughts and see how you are and what pleases or displeases you. It is expected that an investment of time be made, especially if the relationship is important to you. It also speaks of a certain maturity in giving respect toward each another.
Spiritually speaking now, in all this, we treat the intimacy of the Word of God casually and expect to get the results or benefits spoken of ONLY through pastors and teachers of the Word. If God is relational, why do you expect to know Him through someone else telling you about Him? The loose woman at well in Samaria, gave us some simple yet poignant pointers in her testimony: she spoke to Jesus about “Our father Jacob” (v.12) indicating that she knew her history; scripture then tell us, when she was convicted by the Christ, she went and told others, “come, see a man” (v.29). This “man snatcher” was heavy in the Word of God; she was able to perceive, meaning she had a discerning spirit and she took the Word to others, I believe this is the making of an Evangelist.
So we see that this promise of God in the above reading tells us certain things, that God is a covenant keeping God; it speaks of the fact that in this relationship, God has an expectation that we keep and abide in what He has written in His Word: He is not compromising on that one. When these basic things are accomplished, God will ensure that your kids will be taught by Him.
These promises not only go for present day generations in obedience of God’s dictates, but for future generations as well. Speaking for myself, I can anticipate an understanding of what it is to be in covenant with God; I have an expectation and some experience of the promises of God working in my life and I am of the mindset that it has excited me to push deeper and see what more I can experience and gain in this relationship with Him.
I don’t know about you, but isn’t it deliciously exciting thinking about tapping into deeper covenant relationship with God and seeing a great manifestation of Him working in your life and the life of your kids? You might be a nothing and someone people don’t think much of today, but when you get into covenant with God, Oh world, look out….Here comes a great worker for Christ; you or your kids might be telling someone “come see a man”.
Trivia: This dude is a riot; he told God, “you tricked me: you are only winning this fight because you are bigger than I am”.