June 2, 2008
Passing Time -- Passing Promises!
There is a way in which passing time can sometimes work against us in this life. As time goes by we may forget the promises and commitments we have made in the past. With the passing of time we may also forget the promises and commitments others have made to us. For some this happens unintentionally. However, others may be hopeful that the passing of time will remove the remembrances in order to get themselves out of earlier commitments.
Praise God He is not like that. He will not forget His promises or commitment to us. The Psalmist wrote. . .
(7) He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth. (8) He REMEMBERS HIS COVENANT FOREVER, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations, (9) the covenant that he made with Abraham, his sworn promise to Isaac,” ( Psalm 105:7-9 ESV)
Oh, how we ought to appreciate that type of stability in the word of another. Oh, how we need that encouragement in this life to know there are at least some things we can count on for sure.
One of the promises God made to Abraham was that through his seed all nations would be blessed. We are able to be recipients of the benefit of that covenant still today as we are blessed with eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, since we appreciate the FAITHFULNESS of God to His promises, should we not have the same view toward our own? May the essence of that character be evident in our life as well!
Have a great day TRUSTING GOD’S PROMISES AND KEEPING OURS!
[This focus was originally sent 11/18/1998 (Edited some with passage changed to ESV)]
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