Unshakable Hope The heroes in the Bible came from all walks of life: rulers, servants, teachers, doctors. They were male, female, single, and married.
Yet one common denominator united them: They built their lives on the promises of God
Because of God's promises:
Noah believed in the rain before rain was a word
Abraham left a good home for one he never seen
Josiah led 2 million people into enemy territory
David conked a giant
Peter rose from the Ashes of regret
Paul found a grace worth dying for
One writer went so far as to call such Saints
“the heirs of the promise“ Hebrew 6:17.
It is as if the promise was the family fortune, and they were smart enough to attend the reading of the will.
Jacob trusted God's promises. Joseph trusted God's promises. Moses trusted God's promises.
Their stories were different, but the theme was the same: God's promises where polestars in their pilgrimages of faith. They had plenty of promises from which to pick.
One student of the scripture spent a year and a half attempting to tally the number of promises God made to humanity. He came up with 7,487 promises!
God's promises are pine trees in the Rocky Mountains of scripture:
Some of the promises are positive, the assurance of blessings.
Someone are negative, the guarantee of consequences.
But all are binding, for not only is God a promise maker; God is a promise keeper.
BIBLE STUDY TIME: Promises from God
"The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him. For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command." Psalm 33: 6-9
“The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it." Isaiah 55: 10 – 11
"He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises." Romans 4:21
"For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory." 2 Corinthians 1:20
~ by Max Lucado (Praying the Promises)
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