Today's Word


In our service last night, Pastor made reference to the well-known hymn: Standing on the Promises of God. Many have sung it and memorized much of it. Our subject was the promises of God and our foundation scripture was II Peter 1:4


Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.


We should take time to read and study not just this verse but the surrounding context. Note "exceeding great and precious" promises. These demonstrate the heart of God to us - His loving-kindness and desire for our good. It is hard to get much better than partaking of God's divine nature.


The promises of God are throughout the Bible - most scholars agree that the number is in the thousands. John 3:16 is one that comes to the minds of many when asked to name one.


We remember especially too that a promise has to be acted upon and appropriated to get the results. We must act upon John 3:16 to obtain the promise given. We easily understand this in the natural when someone promises us something. There is usually something we must do to receive and walk in the benefits of that promise.


May God help us see that in the promises that He gives us.


For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. ~ II Corinthians 1:19-20


We conclude with this that helps us to see again God's love for us beyond all we can ask or think:


What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? ~ Romans 8:31-32


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