“Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.” — Psalm 106:44-45
Dear friends, every promise in the Bible is a part of the covenant. The covenant that now stands between the believer and his God is on this wise, that you take him to be your God, and he takes you to be his people; he gives his promises to you, and you rely upon them; he will bless you in this life and perfect you in the world to come. The tenor of the covenant is not according to your deservings, but according to the greatness of the Lord’s love. In making this covenant, it is clear that God knew from the beginning what he was doing; he made no mistake, and said no more than he intended to fulfill. He deliberately said, “I will be their God, and they shall be my people;” and in the day wherein we believed in him he guaranteed to us that we should never perish, neither should any pluck us out of his hand. This covenant was made with such judicious deliberation and infallible foresight, that there is no conceivable reason why it should be revoked. God is not a man that he should lie or repent.
Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
from a Message Delivered on Sunday, February 14, 1886
at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol.32, Sermon No. 1886
“God’s Remembrance of His Covenant.”