"Ought ye not to know that the Lord God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David forever, even to him and to his sons by covenant of salt? 2Chronicles 13:5
AT HIS TABLE!
Sharing salt together in times past was a way in which a person would symbolize the agreement of a friendship forever with another. Salt is used as a preservative, and the idea was salt would preserve a friendship forever. It could never be changed once this took place. In the same way when God makes covenant with us he will never change it, he will never leave us, nor forsake us. This friendship is forever! Nothing you can do will cause God to break this covenant with you! As we read,
"All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the Lord, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute forever: it is a covenant of salt forever before the Lord unto thee and to thy seed with thee." Numbers 18:19
This friendship is forever! Jesus is your friend forever! It is a promise, a guarantee that is solidified by the salt of His word, a preservative that will last forever! This statute is forever, an enactment of law by God!
WOW! THAT’S POWERFUL…
What friend is there that will lay down his life for us and then make it law? Making it permanent and forever? No greater love hath any man than this that he lay down his life for his friend! Jesus is amazing!
A binding agreement from the King of Kings unto us, bound together and preserved by salt, the ancient ways of life, not to be forgotten, but are still in place today. Jesus makes this relevant and we know that he is the same yesterday, today, and forever! Forever we are bound together in friendship with him and this friendship is solid and firm, unshakable, unmovable, and ever- lasting!
WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS!