Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All The Promises of God

"For no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'Yes' in Christ. And so through Him the 'Amen' is spoken by us to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 1:20

The story is told of the great missionary to China, Hudson Taylor, as he once wrote back home to his wife during a great time of financial need at the mission in China, "We have 25 cents and all the promises of God!"

I never cease to be challenged and encouraged by this single example of trust from one whose life was a virtual "scrapbook of faith" and a testimony to the fulfilled promises of God.

I have read that there are over 7000 promises of God in the Bible. As I began to do a deeper study on God's promises I asked myself why the Lord gave us as believers so many promises. I mean, He is the God of the universe, right? He could have sufficed by saying, "I'm here, I love you, I will take care of you." Then I realized that is exactly what He did! But because He understood our weakness and our tendency to forget, He kept repeating himself over and over and over again. We have all heard it said that the Bible is God's "Love Letter" to us. I submit to you that it is also God's "Promise Book" to us. In order to experience His promises we must believe that they are for us--and more importantly that He is for us.

The Lord is the ultimate "PromiseKeeper". Don't let anyone or anything snatch away from you the confidence and peace that comes from standing on His promises.

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