Promises

7 Apr

“For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

2 Corinthians 1:20

After having the word shall and the many verses that use it on my mind earlier in the week, the Lord brought this verse to mind. I’ve been consumed by it for the last few days.

We are surrounded by promises in our culture,

Government officials promise to cut taxes and balance the budget.

Drive-thru’s promise to have our food ready in 5 minutes or less.

Wal*Mart promises that our satisfaction is guaranteed.

Doctor’s promise that the new medication will relieve the pain.

The latest infomercial promises that their product can do this or that much better than their competitors.

The Weather Channel promises sunshine.

And the last time, I checked the word promise, used in this sense is a verb. Simply put, it’s an action word meaning to assure or afford ground for expectation.

When a promise is made, we expect it to be kept, and rightfully so.

But all too often,

the officials in Washington raise the taxes they promised to cut.

the girl in the drive-thru asks us to park while we wait on our order.

Wal*Mart is all out of the only thing we drove all the way there to get.

Not only does the new medication fail to relieve the pain it brings a host of new side effects along with it.

the pink Snuggie doesn’t keep you any warmer than any other blanket.

and it starts pouring buckets just before you arrive at work without an umbrella.

The Greek word for promises literally means an announcement, a good or blessing.

I am so grateful that when my Lord makes an announcement, He fully intends to make good on it!

I don’t have to wonder whether or not He’ll take it back.

I don’t have to read the fine print.

His promises are not may be’s or might be’s.

“For all the promises…in Him are yea..!”

And “He is faithful that promised!” Hebrews 10:23

He keeps His Word.

It may not be on our time table but He keeps It.

Every. Single. Time.

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