The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: “Thus says the LORD: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time, then also my covenant with David my servant may be broken, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with the Levitical priests my ministers. As the host of heaven cannot be numbered and the sands of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the offspring of David my servant, and the Levitical priests who minister to me.”
– Jeremiah 33:19-22
The God who set the times of the day and night, he, with the same vigor, set in the heavens that David would always have a son on the throne. No one can change it. This was written thousands of years ago, and still today no scientist or machine could change the times of the day and night. Neither can anyone take the Son of David off his throne.
Jesus is Lord. It’s important that I confess it, but it does not depend on whether I confess it or not. Nothing I can do could ever take Jesus off his throne. I often forget, and circumstances cause me to fear that the end will not bode well. I often ignore him and live according to my own desires as if I’m not accountable to him. I often remember him and fear the accountability I’ve shirked. But there is a throne and it is occupied by mercy. He will have his way in all creation and he’s making the way through peace with God.
Jesus, I thank you that I can boldly approach the throne of Grace. Your earthly life proved that you are a King who understands. Your death proved that you are a King who loves with unmatched relentlessness. Your resurrection proved that you are the King forever, and nothing will change it. Remove me from the throne of my heart, and make my heart reflect the true reality. You are, and always will be, in charge.
This post is part of my Weekly REAP series. I’m posting these from my personal journal to share what God is teaching me, and to give some practical examples of the REAP method. I didn’t write any of these with publishing in mind, so forgive me if they don’t always wax eloquent. Here is some more information on the REAP study method.