And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart (1 Kings 8:23).
Solomon proclaims before the whole congregation of Israel (v. 22) the greatness and faithfulness of the Lord God of Israel. God is distinguished from the idol gods of the land by the fact that He keeps His covenant and shows mercy unto those who follow Him. “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:9).
Under His new covenant (Matthew 26:28), God shows His mercy by way of salvation through Jesus Christ, whereby the promise of the remission of sins is accomplished. Remember that the Lord’s servants walk before him “with all their heart.”
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