It could be argued today that we have lost something of the depth of meaning when using the word promise.  Often in our minds and hearts, we make a promise, only to struggle in our actions to fulfill our words.

There is one person in the land, Andrew Bailey the chief cashier of the bank of England to whom we are very grateful he keeps his promise and that is written on every one of our bank notes.  Imagine what would happen if he failed on his promise! 

You see, a promise is a vow, it is a covenant, it is a guarantee, in modern thinking it is a contract.

As Christians, we are also very assured when we realise that every promise God has made, He has kept. Even at times when it seemed too late for a particular promise to be fulfilled, at the right time it was.  God promised Abraham a son, Abraham believed the promise and 25 years later Isaac arrived. When King Solomon prayed, he reminded God of the promises He had made to his father David, and again, God kept those promises.  Jesus said to His disciples, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My Father promised.” They obeyed, He fulfilled His promise.

Now here is a promise that will help us as we persevere on our Christian journey, written by the disciple Peter, who despite his many challenges, had come to this glorious conclusion, “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.  Through these, He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption of the world caused by evil desires.”  

God, who has never failed on a promise, promises you and me His life, His power, and His Spirit to live like Jesus, as a citizen of His kingdom… forever.

 

Talk to God about it today. His promises are for you.  

  

Written by Ian Cole, Founder of WPC