Jeremiah 1:12 – “Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.” NASB
I have had promises and commitments made to me that for one reason or another did not come to pass. Sometimes it was due to the lack of credibility of the one making the promise and at other times it was due to some unforeseeable circumstance that prevented them from fulfilling their word. Yet, with God that Never happens.
In the Old Testament, we find the powerful words of Balaam when Balak tried to entice him to curse Israel. Balaam found that he could not, and explained it this way: Numbers 23:19 – “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? “ NASB
I trust God! He is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent! He does not have the capacity to lie it’s not part of His nature or character. He is Truth just as He is Love! Therefore, there is no circumstance or situation wherein God is unable to fulfill His Word. We may rebel and place ourselves outside His favor but that does not negate His Word nor His ability and willingness to fulfill His Word.
I grew up being taught that “My word was my bond.” I was taught that if I committed to something and shook hands on it there was no need for a contract because I had placed “my name, my being, my character, and my integrity” into the promise. To have done less would have resulted in dire repercussions from my parents as well as my grandparents. It was unthinkable and unacceptable.
Peter tells us in 2 Peter 1:4, “…He has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” NIV The greatest promise is Eternal Life through the sacrifice of Jesus. If that passage was the only promise it would be enough but it’s not the only promise. The Bible is filled with “promises” to us, as believers. We know that many either do not know, believe, or receive.
It is part of the Abundant Life that Jesus said we would have in Him. I Trust God’s Word because I Trust God! If He said it, that’s good enough for me! I encourage you to not only trust God’s Word but invest yourselves in His Word. Make it as important as natural food and you will be amazed at the change in your life, circumstances, relationships, and understanding.
May God richly bless you as you continue your week in Him.