10 For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Isaiah 54:10 (NLT)
Somehow, I come across another verse on mountains again. I did not intentionally look for it. Yet I can see it repeatedly. It must be God’s will for me to study deeper into this subject.
The above verse begins with mountains moving and hills disappear. If you have been living in this planet for some time, you will realize that mountains do not move and hills do not disappear. Mountain represents things that are permanent and immovable. If you own a mountain, you can be sure that your descendents in generations to come will still be able to see it.
In the above verse, God compares his covenant of blessing to the mountains and hills. I myself will very happy if God’s covenant blessing with me is as stable as the mountains and hills. Yet God went beyond that. God is saying that his covenant of blessing can even outlast the mountains and the hills. Even when the mountains move and the hills disappear, God’s covenant blessing will never be broken.
This verse was directed to the Jews at that time. Today, we can see the effects of this covenant on their descendents. The Jewish population in the world is extremely small to the point of insignificant. Yet their wealth and achievements are totally out of proportion. They are among the most successful bankers, investors, fund managers, artists, musicians, lawyers, scientists and every area you can find. Why is that so? Do the Jews have better brains? There is no scientific proof on this. No matter which area you look into, the Jews are not much different from the rest. Yet their achievements are truly astounding.
The only answer lies in the above verse. Their ancestors had a covenant of blessing with God and this covenant is still effective until today. The next question is how about Christians? Since the above verse was directed to the Jews, how can we Christians benefit from it?
Let us now compare the difference between the Christians and the Jews. I am referring specifically to the non-Christian Jews.
1. The Jews are the natural seeds of Abraham. Christians are the spiritual seeds of Abraham. Spiritual is always superior than the natural.
2. The sins of the Jews are covered by the blood of goats and lambs. Our sins are redeem by the blood of Jesus, Son of the Living God. Do I have to convince you that Jesus is greater than the goats and lambs?
Based on the above comparison, it is clear that Christians are superior to the Jews in every spiritual way. Therefore, it is only right that the covenant of blessings God has for us must be far superior. Imagine this: Suppose Christians have the same level blessings as the Jews. This would mean Jesus is at the same level with goats and lambs. If Christians have lesser blessings than the Jews, Jesus would be in lower position than the animals. That would be a blasphemy.
The conclusion is clear. Christians are blessed in every area of our lives. We should see the achievements of the Jews today as the beginning of what we could have achieved if we are to take our covenant with our God seriously. If you read the Bible, you will be able to see that God is not a sadist who takes joy in making people suffer. God is a normal and healthy person who enjoys seeing his children living in good health, lots of wealth, long life, healthy relationships and be successful in every area of our lives.
Welcome to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.