God’s promises are found throughout Scripture. What is your favorite one?
I especially love the ones that say he would rescue mankind and give his people an amazing future, such as the one in 2 Corinthians 5:17, where the Apostle Paul tells us that, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” What an amazing affirmation that our Heavenly Father’s plan is to take us in our brokenness and make us new. To make us like Jesus. Now that is a precious promise!
But what are the purposes of these promises? To give me warm fuzzies and “fire insurance” against going to hell so that I can live how I want and then slip into heaven someday? This passage makes it clear that God’s promises entail so much more than that!
Have you ever thought of God’s promises in terms of making you more like God and helping you to escape sin and brokenness? The apostle Peter makes this connection very clear. Yes, God’s promises are precious to us because of the very fact that through them we are transformed and made into the people we really long to become.
Think about the promises of God you’ve read about in Scripture, heard from the pulpit, or maybe highlighted or marked with an asterisk. Which ones help you to overcome temptation, worry or discouragement? Cling to them and let them shield you from the false promises offered by the world.
Lord Jesus, please transform me today through your amazing promises. Thank you that you gave your all to set me free and are working out those promises to make me more like you. May I walk in your joy and power today. Amen.
Throughout this Day: What are some of your favorite promises from Scripture? Take some time to write down a few of those amazing promises. Then ask God to show you how each one applies to you personally. Thank the Father for each of his very precious promises to you, then ask him to heal your brokenness and set you free through them.
Additional Resource: God’s promises may not seem to come when we want. But delay is not denial.
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