The Promise Keeper

The meaning of the word promise often varies among people.  This is largely due to the fact that promises are not kept as well as they were in previous generations.  Decades ago, a person could promise you something by simply giving you their word.  Unfortunately today we are probably more familiar with “broken promises” than promises kept.  The need to be careful with vows we make (i.e. promises) is perhaps best summoned up in Ecclesiastes 5:5 “It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.”
 
While we all fail or break our promises to others sometimes, there is One who never does.  The Bible tells us that one thing we can always trust in is that the LORD will always keep His promises.  Prior to Joshua’s death, he stated,“and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the LORD your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.”
 
The fact that the LORD is a promise keeper should encourage us each day.  We know that despite all that goes on in life that the LORD will always keep His promises.  The Bible is filled with His promises, so God’s people must know them so they can rest in them.  Why not spend some time each day reading and thanking the LORD for them?
 
Blessings,
 
Pastor Steven