Why God’s Word Will Make You Promises He Keeps

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Daily Reading: Psalms 21 GW; 2 Samuel 7-9 GW

God doesn’t break His promise.

Today’s scripture comes from David’s prayer.  He’s praising God for all He has done for him.  And now, David is thanking him for the promises God made to his future generations.  God promised David his offspring would succeed him, carrying on his name, establishing his throne forever.  God fulfilled that promise through Jesus, a direct descendant of David.  God kept His promise not only to David but also Abraham, another ancestor in Jesus’s lineage.

God kept His promise to David.  He’ll keep His promise to you.

A Sampling of God’s promises for you:

  • Guidance and Help: “For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.”Psalm 48:14 NIV
  • Faithfulness: “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed ,yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”Isaiah 54:10 NIV
  • Salvation: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” – Ephesians 2:8 NIV
  • Wisdom: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5 NIV
  • Peace, Joy, and Love“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”John 14:27 NIV
  • Strength and Power: “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”Isaiah 40:29 NIV
  • Provision: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:19 NIV

God kept his promise to David through Jesus.  He’ll keep His promise to you.  God has your back.


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Lord, thank You that Your word has hundreds of promises for us.  Forgive us for not trusting them completely.  Help us to lean into the promises of scripture.  As we put our faith in You, let the troubles of this world slip away.  We know You have our backs, today and always.  IJNIP. Amen

Question for reflection

What promise do you need most today?

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