The Promises of God

2 Corinthians 1:20-22

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 to us, 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 (Heb. 4:12-13). His promises are based on His infinite knowledge and truthfulness.

Faithful. Scripture compares the Lord to a shepherd who “gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart” (Isa. 40:11 NIV). What He has planned for us, He will bring to fruition (Phil. 1:6). 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 will 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.

2 thoughts on “The Promises of God

  1. Reblogged this on Call to Witness and commented:
    My life will rest upon the Lord,
    In my God, will I find comfort for my soul.
    For the Almighty is full of truth and never lies,
    Covenants He makes, He never breaks.
    My life will have peace in the Lord,
    In my God, I will find security for my soul.
    For my King is faithful in all things,
    He will always provide for His flock.
    My life will have grace in the Lord,
    In my God, I will find favor for my soul.
    For my Savior loves me without any condition,
    He loves me so much that He died for me.
    My life will have hope in the Lord,
    In my God, I will have a future for my soul.
    For my Messiah is greater than all things,
    The power of God surpasses all understanding.
    Therefore I will have strength in the Lord,
    In my God, I will have power for my soul.


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