GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES
In recent blogs we’ve looked at many promises of God, but there are hundreds of others in the Bible. Tune your attention to notice them when you read or listen to the Bible. Make a list of ones that speak to you. Write them down for future use. They are good ammunition to have when you need them!
It’s also good to keep a record of promises God has kept in your life. It’ll encourage you, and you’ll praise Him for all He has done. He is faithful to keep His promises, you know. He cannot lie or break a promise (Hebrews 6:18). He kept them in the past. He promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants that He would return them to the land He promised, and He did (Zechariah 8:7-8). They are there now.
God promised Noah He would save His family (Genesis 6:17-18; 9:9-17). He told Ishmael he would bless his descendants (Genesis 17:18-20). Moses was assured God would spare the Israelites if they obeyed Him (Exodus 19:5). All these promises were kept.
There are many Old Testament prophecies promising a coming Messiah or Savior. God’s faithful promise was fulfilled in the New Testament when He sent Jesus to atone for our sins. God promised to send His Son (Matthew 1:21-22) to die for our sins (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10) and give us eternal life (John 3:18). Here are some other promises God has made to us.
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
I will never leave you or forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14
God has been faithful to His people as well (1 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:3). He’s been faithful to me. Has He kept His promises to you as well?
“God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” Numbers 23:19
“Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.” Psalm 119:89-90
“Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
Take a few minutes to think of God’s faithfulness in your life. What fulfilled promises stand out in your mind?
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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