The world often promises things that it cannot deliver, like peace, satisfaction, and joy.
Our Father’s promises are different; they are iron clad; you can take them to the bank; you can stake your life on them.
And he is not slow in keeping his promises; some promises are for today, some for tomorrow, and some for eternity.
We need them all!
Finding all of his promises in the word is like a treasure hunt; however, when you start reading, it is not long before you start to find them.
Promises for peace, for love, for joy, for hope, for courage, for strength, and for life.
And his promises are backed up by his precepts.
Following his teachings inevitably results in the fulfillment of his promises.
His promises are also guaranteed by his person. He says, “Surely, I will bless and increase you.” Also, “In Christ, all God’s promises are Amen”.
Christ expresses a deep concern in Luke 18. He says, “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” This world is a test of our faith. Each of the churches in Revelation was given challenges to overcome. There were fantastic promises given to each of them if they overcame. Our Father is generous; he does not expect us to serve him for nothing. He owns everything, yet he has bequeathed it all to his Son, and his Son now shares it with us.
“Everything is yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.” It is a perfect circle.
~ Brad Heilhecker