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Nov 10 Devotion: The Promises of God

“THE PROMISES OF GOD

“But as God is true, our word toward you is not yea and not nay.  19).  For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.  20).  For all the promises of God in him are yea, and  in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.  21).  Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and has appointed us, is God; 22).  Who hath also sealed us, and given us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.                                 2 CORINTHIANS 1:18-22

The Christian life rests on a foundation of God’s promises for today and for the future. We can trust everything that our heavenly Father has said because His Word shows Him to be… Truthful. The Lord knows what is true and speaks honestly in all matters. We can be assured of this because He is holy; there is no sin in Him. He is also omniscient and understands everything (Hebrews 4:12-13).

His promises are based on His infinite knowledge and truthfulness. Faithful. Scripture compares the Lord to a shepherd who “shall gather the lambs with his arms and carry them in his bosom” (Isaiah 40:11). What He has planned for us, He will bring to fruition (Romans 8:28). Our heavenly Father does not waver in His intentions or will. Loving.

God’s love for us was demonstrated at the cross. He sent His Son Jesus to die by crucifixion and thereby take the punishment for our sins. The Savior experienced God’s wrath against iniquity so we might know only His love. This is the ultimate proof of His devotion to us. All-powerful. Divine power created the world and raised the Savior back to life, so we know God has the ability to carry out all His plans. Our omnipotent Father can keep every one of His promises. 

A promise is valuable only if the one making it has trustworthy character and the ability to carry through. Our heavenly Father is truthful, faithful, loving, and all-powerful. We can base our entire life on His promises, secure in the knowledge that He will do just as He has said.

-IBC

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