Our PROMISE FROM GOD today assures us that our God who “is indeed God” will always keeps His word. He is faithful. We can count on Him to follow through on every promise He makes. “He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations.” The Hebrew word translated “faithful” has the idea here of something you can lean on – that you can build on. In other words it can be trusted to be solid. It will not give way or fail, even in “a thousand generations.”
I read the other day that several years ago a famous coffee shop chain gave some of their employees a special email coupon for a free iced coffee, good from August 23rd through September 30th. They instructed their employees to share the email coupon with friends and family. The email coupon quickly spread so far and wide that the company decided to stop the promotion – it just cost them too much.
No matter how much it may cost God to keep His promise, He will never go back on His word – we can lean on it and build on it! We will never be disappointed in Him and have to say to Him, “But you promised.”
One more thought – could it be possible that our God needs to say to us at times, “But you promised”? Are we keeping the promises we have made to Him? Or does “But you promised” echo in an uneasy conscience? If that’s what’s happening, we need to acknowledge it to Him and ask His forgiveness. Another promise He makes is in 1 John 1:9 NLT “If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”
Let’s pray –
Father, please forgive us for not always keeping our word, to you or to people around us. Even though people have failed us, you never have, and by faith we know you never will! We take comfort in your faithfulness. Your “unfailing love” is such an indescribable blessing. Help us as your children to be more like you.
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