Tuesday, September 23, 2014
THE promise keeper!!!
Numbers 23: 19 God is not a man, so He does not lie. He is not human, so He does not change His mind. Has He ever spoken and failed to act? Has He ever promised and not carried it through?
Ever break a promise? I am going to guess that we all have. Circumstances change, situations sometimes call for a change
of heart or maybe we have just moved on and no longer
care about something we promised. There can be damage, though,
if our failure to keep a promise impacts us or others.
You know the old expression 'Don't make promises that
you cannot keep.' Well in practice that would seem to be good
advice but, perhaps, poor living. We all want to serve others,
be dependable and follow through; so we will make
well meaning promises.
On an eternal level, we know that to have faith in what God
says, we must depend upon His promise. He has promised
through the redemptive work of Jesus, to lift us up on the
Last Day, drawing us to Him, washed clean of sins, able
to enter bravely into the family of God as adopted children. We have
been promised these things as a result of our declaration
of faith, trust and belief on Jesus as our prophet, priest
and king. We have been born up through death of our former
selves into life through the power of Jesus.
The reason, therefore, that we can live our lives looking ahead
through and past death is because God made a promise. God
chose not to avoid making promises because HE NEVER
BREAKS PROMISES! Never!
We, being human and broken, will sometimes fail to follow
through....God will not!