What Does 1 Samuel 12:22 Mean?

"For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.

1 Samuel 12:22(NASB)

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Israel rejected the Lord as their heavenly King and demanded an earthly ruler, like the pagan nations surrounding them. And though they were rebuked by the prophet Samuel for this grave, rebellious sin against the Lord, God in His mercy was still prepared to bless His covenant nation, which He had called into existence through Abraham, Isaac, and the twelve sons of Jacob.

What a wonderful promise was given to that prideful and rebellious nation: that the Lord would not abandon His people, despite their repeated grievous sins against Himself. The reason God stayed true to His promise to make Israel His own possession, was that to break it would dishonour His holy name. And God's Word will never be broken, His character is flawless, His Word is perfect.

That precious promise made to Israel is equally effective today, and that same glorious truth of God's faithfulness to His people can similarly be applied to the New Testament Church of today.

The many precious promises, spiritual gifts, and eternal glories that God has prepared in heaven for those that love Him, can never be broken - for to do so would discredit His righteous name and contradict His eternal character.

Let us never forget that though we may prove faithless yet He will remain faithful to His many precious promises. Let us never forget: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that Your love never fails and Your compassion never ceases toward us. Praise Your name for the many examples of Your eternal faithfulness to each one of Your children, which is fresh and new every morning. In Jesus' name, AMEN.

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