Neverthleless, for the sake of his servant David, the Lord was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever. 2 Kings 8:19
Promises are made all the time by people all over the world, yet many are not willing to keep them. Another person does or does not do something and people break their promises. Sometimes they get upset with someone and choose to hold back on fulfilling their promise. Other times fulfilling the promise is difficult, so they choose to break it.
Jehoram had become King of Judah and continued to lead the people in sin against God. God would not destroy Judah because of His promise to David to keep a light for David and his descendants forever.
God has made many different promises to believers. Although He has made all of these different promises, many do not fully believe them. They forget how God has already kept all of His promises in the past.
One of the great promises many forget is that He is willing to forgive when one chooses to repent of his sins. Many believers fall into some sinful habit and feel as if God cannot or will not forgive them anymore. They feel as if there is no hope left for them.
While Judah was living in and promoting sin, there was hope. God had not given up on them. Until death, there is always hope available for the believer who chooses to repent and trust in the forgiveness and salvation offered by Jesus.
God will always be reaching out to touch a person and help him change. He does not want anyone to perish but to have a relationship with Him and everlasting life. He will keep His promise to pursue that objective.
You may be struggling and have fallen into some sinful habit and feel as if God does not want anything to do with you anymore. This is not true.
God has promised that He will save any who has repented of his sins. This includes you. He is ready and willing to provide anything and everything you need to have life and eternal life.
Do not turn away from God, but turn to Him and know that no matter what you have done, He is ready to forgive and save you. He is not willing to destroy you. He will keep His promises.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of all sins and trust God for forgiveness; that you will know God wants to save and keep you; that you will know God will fulfill all of His promises to you; and that you will serve God with your whole life from this day forward.