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Promises of God

I am told that there are more than 7,000 promises in the Bible. This means that the Bible is a storehouse, a treasure of riches awaiting the exploration of every Christian.

These promises are eternal. Solomon, on the occasion of dedicating the Temple of God said, “Blessed be the Lord, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant” (1 Kings 8:56). As surely as the promises of God were still valid in Solomon’s day, they are still valid in our day. 

Jesus once said, “For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” (Matthew 5:18). As long as the stars, the sun, and the moon shall shine, as long as this planet continues to exist, the word of God will be true including its promises.

The first American missionary to Burma was Adoniram Judson. He and his wife endured unbelievable hardships and persecution. He was arrested, beaten, strung up by this thumbs, cast into prison, and taunted by his enemies. They said to him once, “Well, what do you think about your plans to save the heathen now?” He answered in these unforgettable words: “My future is as bright as the promises of God.” So is yours! Let us go then to the storehouse of God’s promises regularly and claim them for our very own by faith.

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Today's Devotional

Senseless Tragedies

Once we buried a young lady who was only 21 years old. She was killed in a head-on collision while on her way to church. The night before the funeral, my daughter asked why God allows things like this to happen.

I wish I knew. Things like this have puzzled saints, wise men, and philosophers since the world began.

There is simply no one easy answer as to why tragedies like this happen. The answer may lie in the fact that God made us free. He created us with the ability to make our own choices, and choices always involve consequences. If we are careless or foolish in our choices, or if others are, we may suffer because of them. If God did not allow us freedom, we’d be less than people. We’d be robots.

This may be the only explanation we will ever have for some suffering. However, we do not have to know why things happen in order to be victorious over them. On the cross Jesus cried out “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46) But the heavens were as brass. God was silent. He didn’t even answer his own Son. Jesus might have despaired and become bitter against God. But instead he said, “Father, into thy hands I commend [entrust, hand over] my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

This kind of faith is far more important than any answer we might receive. In our lives, as in the life of Jesus, it is faith that makes the difference between victory and defeat.

So keep believing in God no matter what. Commit your life to him and regardless of what happens, God will help you.

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