God's Promises Are True

Trusting in the Unwavering Promises of God

DAILY DEVOTIONS

10/23/2023

Trusting in the Unwavering Promises of God

God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19

This verse from Numbers 23:19 reminds us that God is not like people. He doesn't tell lies or change His mind. When God says something, He will do it, and His promises will always come true. We can trust Him completely, knowing that He keeps His word, and we can rely on His promises because they will be fulfilled. In a world filled with uncertainty and broken promises, we find solace in the unwavering nature of God. His promises are not empty words; they are eternal truths upon which we can build our lives.

Let’s consider some questions and explore answers from the Bible;

What does the Bible say about the reliability of God's promises?

The Bible strongly affirms the reliability of God's promises. In 2 Corinthians 1:20, it tells us that every promise God makes is trustworthy. It says, "For all the promises of God find their 'Yes' in Him." This means that through Jesus, all of God's promises are affirmed and made certain. When we say "Amen" to God's promises, we are essentially agreeing with Him, acknowledging that His promises are true and will come to pass. This verse reassures us that God's word is unwavering, and we can wholeheartedly trust in His promises.

Am I actively seeking and relying on God's promises in my daily life?

Seeking and relying on God's promises means turning to His word for guidance and strength. The Bible encourages us to seek God's wisdom (Proverbs 2:6) and to trust in Him with all our heart (Proverbs 3:5-6). We can actively seek and rely on His promises by reading the Bible, praying, and letting His truth shape our decisions and actions daily.

Is my faith unwavering, knowing that God's timing is perfect?

Having unwavering faith means trusting that God's timing is always perfect, even when it doesn't align with our plans. The Bible teaches that God's ways and timing are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). We can look to examples like Joseph and David, who faced adversity but trusted in God's timing. Our faith becomes stronger when we believe that God's timing is for our best, even in challenging moments.

What is the most important question God fulfilled in the form of Jesus?

The Bible, in John 3:16, provides the answer to this crucial question: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." Jesus came to offer salvation and eternal life to all who believe in Him. Through His life, death, and resurrection, He provided the way for humanity to be reconciled with God and have the hope of everlasting life, fulfilling God's promise of salvation.

In the Old Testament, specifically in the book of Genesis, we encounter the story of Abraham and Sarah. They were an elderly couple to whom God made a remarkable promise; that they would have a child, despite their old age. This promise was not fulfilled immediately, and they had to endure many years of waiting and uncertainty. However, what makes this story so significant is that God remained true to His word. Eventually, Sarah gave birth to their son, Isaac, and this act fulfilled the divine pledge God had made. Abraham's unwavering faith and trust in God's promise serve as an enduring and powerful testament to the faithfulness of God.

The Bible tells us about Jesus' teaching on the promise of the Holy Spirit. Jesus assured His disciples that the Holy Spirit, also known as the Advocate, would come to guide them into all truth, be their helper, and empower them for their mission. This promise was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, which we can read about in Acts 2. The Holy Spirit's presence and guidance serve as a constant reminder of God's faithfulness to His promises. It's a powerful example of how God fulfills what He pledges to His people.

As followers of Christ, we stand as beacons of light and salt of the earth. Our faith in the reliability of God's promises should shine through our lives, inspiring hope and bringing flavor to a world desperate for truth. We must trust that every promise God has made will be fulfilled, for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

What we learnt from this devotional thought is that; the unwavering nature of God's promises calls for our unwavering faith. Trusting in God's promises leads to a life of peace and purpose and the Holy Spirit is our constant reminder of God's faithfulness.

In a world where people often don't keep their promises, it's crucial to teach our children about the promise of the Holy Spirit and the teachings of Jesus Christ. By doing this, we show them the way to truth and reliability. The Holy Spirit was promised by Jesus to His followers as a guide and helper (John 14:16-17). By letting the Holy Spirit lead us and living according to Jesus' teachings, we become living examples of God's faithfulness and truth, passing down these essential lessons to the next generation.

Let's pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you for your unchanging and faithful promises. Help us to trust in your word, to hold fast to your assurances, and to live as beacons of your light and salt of the earth. May the Holy Spirit guide us into a deeper understanding of your truth. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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