June 21, 2012

God Keeps Promises

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- June 21, 2012

“And now, Lord God, keep forever the promise you have made and do as you promised.” 2 Samuel 7:25

The Lord keeps His promises—He never has and He never will break a promise. He promises to forgive, so He forgives liberally. He promises to give grace in time of need, so He gives abundantly. He promises to love, so He loves lavishly. He promises Satan’s defeat, pain and joy in childbirth, laborious labor, safety, danger, His presence, heaven, hell, judgment, rewards, wisdom, foolishness for fools, and a Savior, Jesus Christ.

God’s promises concerning Christ are profound: born to a virgin woman, from the line of Jacob, inherits David’s throne, Spirit-filled, and the righteous King with a forerunner. He will be rejected, bear our sins and die like a criminal. He will be born in Bethlehem, be appointed to preach, and be full of unfailing love and faithfulness. He is God’s good news, bringing resurrection, new life and the fulfillment of all God’s promises.

“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians 1:20

Because the Lord keeps His promises you can rest in His righteous word. The word of a man or woman can be uncertain, but Christ brings you calm with His certainty. Since His character is consistent, He is dependable. Therefore, study diligently the pages of Scripture and harvest the fresh and delicious produce of the Lord’s promises. His truths are a treasure you can count on during down times and guard you in up times.

Above all, latch onto God’s promise of a Savior in His son Jesus. He came to save the world yes, but remarkably He came to save you. He saves you from the penalty of sin and He saves you from yourself. He saves you from unwise decisions, unhealthy relationships and unrestricted areas of bad influence. He saves you from financial fiascos, an unfaithful fiancé and an unforgiving attitude. Salvation begins at conversion and continues in Christ. Jesus saves you for His glory and for His purposes. He promises you, so trust in His word.

“From the descendants of David, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus.” Acts 13:23 (NASB)

Prayer: Thank you Jesus for your precious and unfailing promises to me!

Related Readings: Psalm 106:12; Joshua 21:45; Luke 1:45; Romans 15:8

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Comments

  1. RICHARD GARCIA says:

    According to your devotional for today, your message is that the Lord keeps His promises. According to 1 Samuel 2:30, some of these promises are conditional. Do you agree and shouldn’t this be stated?

    30 “Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever. ’ But now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.

    Btw, I very much enjoy and appreciate your wisdom and insight.

    Thank you,

  2. God won’t hurt all of us because He loves us even Jesus did because He died for us to protect us from away satan wish .

  3. Flo says:

    A very close friend and her daughter are suffering greatly with a 5mo old baby girl who is having repeated hospitalizations and surgeries from shaken baby syndrome by the daughter’s male roommate who has been in jail since 2mo ago. Naturally Mommy is emotionally, spiritually, and physically depleted. Please offer a reading I can share with her for continued strength and belief in our mighty Savior’s loving promise. And additional prayers would be wonderful. Thank you for your truths each day! God Bless You also.

    1. Athan says:

      Prayed for the baby and mother, Flo. Our God is an awesome God! I hope you are able to find the scripture you are seeking.

  4. sherry says:

    Above all, latch onto God’s promise of a Savior in His son Jesus. He came to save the world yes, but remarkably He came to save you. He saves you from the penalty of sin and He saves you from yourself. He saves you from unwise decisions, unhealthy relationships and unrestricted areas of bad influence. He saves you from financial fiascos, an unfaithful fiancé and an unforgiving attitude. Salvation begins at conversion and continues in Christ. Jesus saves you for His glory and for His purposes. He promises you, so trust in His word.

    He does not save us from ourselves, unwise decisions, unhealthy relationships and unrestricted areas of bad influence, financial fiascos or unfaithful mates. My husband went into business with his brother to be betrayed by him 25 years later. We have prayed, served, tithed and worshiped Him all our married lives. The brohter lives like the devil but took our business and 25 years of our lives. Where was God’s protection and salvation in this?


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