Thursday, May 2, 2013

Can We Count On God?

We are human and know we should keep our promises, but we break our word; we are unable to control all circumstances and we often promise what we can’t perform. That is how we are but what about God is he like us does he break promises?

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.” Psalm 145:13. NIV

It is an understatement to say that God is faithful. He is faithful because He can be, and because He has decided to be. He will not sin by breaking a promise He keeps his promises because he is God. He is all-powerful and can exercise his power as creator of the universe and overcome every obstacle to any of his promises.

He has made promises because He loves us, to provide for us, and because He is good. The promises of God teach us about Him; through them God reveals that He is worthy of trust, service, and devotion.

We should find comfort that, "The Lord is faithful to all his promises." It has huge implications. Just think that the creator of the universe, who rules forever and is Lord of all, has made promises to mankind. There are hundreds of promises in the Bible. They are for each of us, and if we really believed it we would search scripture for all his promises and watch with eager anticipation for their fulfillment.

That the God of Heaven gave promises for us to find and accept as our own should fill us with awe. It should cause us to begin a treasure hunt for the wealth of God.

We should ask ourselves...
     * What are his promises?
     * Do we know his promises?
     * Have we rejected blessing because we have neglected his promises?
     * Do we not believe his promises?

We should resolve to...
     * Search scripture to learn God's promises.
     * Remember the promises we already know.
     * Make them part of our prayer life.
     * Claim them and receive them by faith
     * And thank God for them.

God's greatest promise found in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." This promise of salvation brings us into a life of promise. It is foolish to neglect all the other promises this one opens up to us; and we fail God, ourselves and others by ignoring his promises.

To learn more about the promise of eternal life follow this link: Salvation.

(c)Adron Dozat

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