16 So ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound —think of it—for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?
You may look, feel or seem insignificant to most people, but God knows your worth and when you realise it, you will never feel worthless or alone again.
Luke tells us a story of Jesus healing a crippled woman on the Sabbath. While everyone saw her disability, Jesus saw her significance and dignity by calling her a “daughter of Abraham”. In doing so, Jesus was reminding the people to see her as God saw her, one whom God was in covenant with, just as He was with Abraham (Genesis 12:1–3). In other words, Jesus healed the woman, not because she deserved it, but because she was in a covenant relationship with God.
Covenant relationship brings covenant blessings.
The blessings of the New Covenant belong to you unconditionally because Christ met all the conditions of obedience (in your place). It is through Christ’s finished work on the cross that God has marked you for favour, peace and success in every area of your life: marriage, family, finance, health and wellbeing.
Sometimes, when breakthroughs seem far away and impossible, just keep resting in the revelation that our God is a covenant-keeping God. People may break promises or fail you, but not God. This is because God is faithful and true to His Word, and this is why God made a covenant with you in Christ—to assure you that He will honour His promises to you.
As a believer in Christ, you belong to a better covenant with better promises (Hebrews 8:6). As such, instead of defining your life by your circumstances, you should define your life by God’s covenant with you.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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