Any agreement, bond or contract is similar to making a covenant. The most common are marriage vows made between couples at a wedding. Yet, others include chastity, faith and oaths to serve a country. Unfortunately, time has a way of changing individuals, causing many to reconsider their initial promise.
Who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God, Proverbs 2:17.
The phrase never say never is like an escape clause. Thus, if adults continue to break promises made to their children, a spirit of hopelessness will ensue. When words spoken are not carried on to completion, there is a tendency for these disappointments to lower one’s standards. Inevitably, covenants are ignored, giving into temptation within the mind like Eve several thousand years ago.
None who go to her return or attain the paths of life, Proverbs 2:19.
Many of the proverbs written by Solomon are inspired by his fall from grace, allowing himself as king of Israel to marry 700 women. Looking back upon his decisions, Solomon realizes the error of his way. Evidently, the demands of his wives caused him to ignore his vows made to the Lord. Therefore, if you are on the verge of ignoring your own covenants, may the testimony of this king serve as a warning to get back on track by trusting in the Lord.
by Jay Mankus