Archive for August 28th, 2007

The Certainty of ALL the Promises of God

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

After reading my Bible online this morning at Blue Letter Bible, I read the daily devotional by Bob Hoekstra entitled The Certainty of All the Promises of God. He has been working through a series, alternating between those promises which are generally considered to be precious and those which are generally unpopular.

This final devotional on the promises of God is a meditation upon 2 Corinthians 1:19,20:

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us . . . was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

I recommend this series on the promises of God, having personally found it to be an encouragement to trust the Lord with all the circumstances of my life, the unpleasant as well as the pleasant.

Here is a short excerpt from today’s portion:

As we have seen, some of the promises of God are “exceedingly great and precious.” Others are very “unpopular.” The former category of promises brings encouragement, strength, hope, comfort. For example, “The LORD will perfect that which concerns me” (Psalm 138:8). The latter category warns, awakens, humbles, prepares. For example, “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12). Yet, whether we gladly embrace a “precious” promise or struggle with an “unpopular” promise, there is the absolute certainty of all the promises of God being fulfilled. Our present verses explain the basis of this certainty. The assurance is related to the very nature of Jesus Christ.