Devotional: “I Promise”

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God is not a man, so he does not lie.  He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? (Numbers 23:19 NLT)

Have you ever told a lie? I am sure that many of us have. One lie many of us have told is, “Lord, I will never do such and such again”; yet we did. Or perhaps, another lie we have often told is, “Lord, I will always do this or that”; but we didn’t. Though we may have had good intentions, each of us have failed to be all that we have promised God we would be.

Yet there is someone who has never lied. There is someone who never makes one single promise that He will not keep.  God!  God has never stretched the truth nor made an emotional promise.  Let me give you 5 reasons why you can take God at His word:

1) God is unchanging    (Hebrews 13:8)

2) God is perfectly pure  (Proverbs 30:5)

3) God is all-wise  (Isaiah 46:10)

4) God is all-powerful  (Luke 1:37)

5) God is love  (1 John 4:16)

With good intentions we may make promises to each other, yet fail to perform them. But “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations. Thy word is true from the beginning” (Psalm 119:89, 90, 160)

Is there an area or need in your life where you need to lay-hold of a promise from God?  Go to “Precious Bible Promises“. Or perhaps you need to pick up a copy of something similar in your local bookstore.

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations” (Deuteronomy 7:9)   

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