The Promises of God
Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass. Joshua 21:45 ESV
Someone has said, “Promises are like pie crust–lightly made and easily broken.” Promises are only as good as the character and the resources available to the one who makes the promises. When God makes promises His perfect character and unlimited resources stand behind them.
The Christian life begins by trusting the promises of God. By believing Jesus’ promise of forgiveness and new life, we have our sins forgiven and are born again into God’s family. We not only begin our relationship with God by believing His promises, but we also continue to live our daily lives proving the trustworthiness of His promises. We can trust God’s promises for He never changes!
- Eternal life and the forgiveness of sin are obtained by believing the promises of God. What does God promise in the following passages? — John 5:24; John 6:40
- When we examine God’s promises, we may be tempted to ask, “How can God do this?” We need not focus on the “how,” rather, we concentrate on “what” and “Who” we are believing. What promises about God’s answers to prayer are in the following passages? — Psalm 50:15; Luke 11:9-10
Question to ponder: What is keeping you from trusting the promises of God for your life and leadership?
Passages for further reflection: John 16:24; 1 John 2:25