Saturday, September 4, 2010

God keeps his promises

11In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession—to the praise of his glory. (Eph 1:11-14)

It is easy to be cynical whenever someone makes a promise. We have all known people who made promises and did not keep them, and we have all made promises we did not keep. Our society is full of promises, albeit broken promises. Governments make promises and break them. Advertisers make promises and break them. Preachers make promises and break them. Husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, uncles, aunts, friends, and enemies make promises and break them.
As Christians we are to be living examples of Christ to the world. We are to love like He loved, help like He helped, care like He cared, and share like He shared. God did not put us in the world to take advantage of others; we are here to serve others. So when a true Christian lives the way he ought to live, the world will see the reality of Christ in his life.
Whatever you might be looking for, you can be sure God promised it. God has promised believers peace, love, grace, wisdom, eternal life, joy, victory, strength, guidance, provision for all our needs, power, knowledge, mercy, forgiveness, righteousness, gifts of the Spirit, fellowship with the Trinity, instruction from the Word, truth, spiritual discernment, and eternal riches, to name a few. When we became Christians we were made one with Jesus Christ. Therefore we receive everything the Father gives Him. Paul said we were made "heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ" (Rom. 8:17).
Keep in mind, that if you are struggling with a lack of self-worth, remember that you were important enough for God to give you to Jesus as an inheritance. You are a love gift from the Father to the Son.

Peace and love,


"Then Jesus said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me". (Luke 9:23)

1 comment:

  1. love the blog Sue I did a show on this very thing that we as Christians must learn to keep our promises and not make vows unless we plan to carry out what we say. Have a wonderful weekend and holiday.