What’s in a promise these days? Well, that depends on who makes the promise. If it comes from a campaigning politician, the promise may be no more than an attempt to scratch itchy ears or to outright deceive voters. Sometimes, a promise stems from the good intentions of someone who has overestimated his ability to deliver on his pledge. Defendants and witnesses promise to tell the truth in a court of law, and sometimes the only clear verdict the jury can render is that somebody’s lying.God, however, cannot lie (Titus 1:2). He will never deceive us nor leave us empty. He is able to deliver on whatever He says. He is the only one who cannot lie. What sets the Bible apart from all other writings in the world is that in the Bible we find the sure promises of God.Now, let’s think about this. First, according to the verse above, God cannot lie. Secondly, consider all the promises that are in the Bible. After thirty years of preaching the gospel and counseling believers out of the Word of God, I can honestly say that in the Bible we can find guidance and promises from God that speak to every imaginable problem we have. Since God didn’t have to make all these promises in the Bible—but He has—we must conclude that the promises of God are a reflection of His love toward us.I am saying that since God has willingly made all the promises in the Bible that He has, and since He cannot lie, meaning His very nature obligates Him to deliver on whatever He has promised; His love for us is clearly the driver of His promises. He has considered every possible challenge in life we can possibly have, and He has already spoken peace to our soul through His promises. That’s why, my friend, you can trust the promises of God.Notice, this post emphasizes trusting in the promises of God. Simply knowing a lot of His promises is one thing, but trusting them is another. Blessed is the man or the woman who is committed to trusting the promises of God. The Lord is more than able to do what He promises. Even those whose lives have been shattered through the broken promises of men can find healing and new meaning through the sure promises of God.Copyright © 2012 by Frank King. All rights reserved.
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