Greetings fellow sojourners! Salvation is an intensely personal matter, but it is also intended to be shared. How else will someone know the excellent value of eternal things if you do not share them? Train your mind to participate with the Lord to obtain a fiercely beating heart for His purposes; as it is from this overflow that we will effortlessly speak of divine things.
It is through God’s promises that he reveals his eternal purposes to which he is unchangeably committed. These promises are, however, conditional upon obedience on the part of believers.
He is absolutely trustworthy. God, who swears by himself because it is impossible for him to lie (Hebrews 6:13-18), gives us the hope of eternal life which he promised before time began (Titus 1:2).
He is unchanging. The Lord has sworn an oath and will not take it back (Psalm 110:4). I, Yahweh, have not changed (Malachi 3:6). And with Him, there is no variation or shadow cast by turning (James 1:17).
He has the power and will to fulfill his promises. The word that comes from his mouth will not return to him empty, but it will accomplish what he pleases and will prosper in what he sends it to do (Isaiah 55:11). Abraham himself was entirely convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform (Roman 4:21).
He is faithful in keeping all his promises. None of the good promises the Lord had made to the house of Israel failed. Everything was fulfilled (Joshua 21:45). Joshua himself testified that none of the good promises the Lord made had failed; everything was fulfilled (Joshua 23:14). Solomon also testified that not one of all the good promises the Lord made through His servant Moses had failed (1 Kings 8:56). The Lord is faithful in all His words (Psalms 145:13 so let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23).
His promises stem from his goodness and glory. His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and virtue. By these He has given us exceedingly great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires (2 Peter 1:3-4).
Thank you, Lord, for revealing your glorious majesty and wonderful works to me. I will declare your greatness. Your compassion rests on all you have made. You help all who fall and raise up all who are oppressed. My mouth will declare your praises. Let every living thing praise your holy name! In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
In His grace,