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.