You Are Mine

March 15, 2024

This week has been about the goodness of God to a Foundling.

A Foundling

4. And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thee; thou wast not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.

5. None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field , to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

6. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

8. Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD, and thou becamest mine.

Ezekiel 16: 4-6, 8

A Foundling was a baby in an open field no one wanted. When God passed by and saw the Foundling, He told the Foundling He wanted them to Live. God takes the Foundling in as His own and out of love, God gives the Foundling everything and makes a covenant with the Foundling that they belong to Him.

Shameful Ingratitude

15. But thou didst trust thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, and pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it was.

22. And in all thine abominations and thy whoredoms thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, when thou wast naked and bare, and wast polluted in thy blood.

Ezekiel 16: 15 & 22.

The Foundling became shameful in their ingratitude of what God had done for them. The Foundling breaks their covenant with God. What happens when that covenant is broken?

59. For thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.

60. Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.

61. Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant.

62. And I will establish my covenant my covenant with thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD:

63. that thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 16: 59-63

God says He will remember the covenant He made to the Foundling when He said “thou becamest mine.” He keeps this covenant not because of who the Foundling is but because of who He is. He will make the Foundling remember who He is. God promises He will establish an everlasting covenant with the Foundling.

The Everlasting Covenant

10. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them.

John 17:10

20. Now the God of peace, that brought again the dead of our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

Hebrews 13:20

When God sent Jesus to save us, He sent us the blood of His Only Son to establish an everlasting covenant of love between us and God. Through this new covenant, we can live and see the goodness of God through Jesus. We are all Foundlings that Jesus takes in and loves as his own. Whoever belongs to Jesus, belongs to God. Through this new covenant, even if we become shameful with ingratitude and break our covenant with God, we can repent to Jesus and he forgives us of our sins. God will show us mercy, because of His Only Son who gave his life for us on the cross. Because Jesus shed his blood for us, we now have a new covenant with God. God will keep this covenant with us not because of who we are, but because of who Jesus is and because God wants you to remember who He is.

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