Thursday, February 28, 2013

He Cannot Break His Promises

Have you ever had someone promise you something and then not come through?  Whether it is something little or something big, a promise made by a co-worker or your is never a pleasant experience when a promise is broken.  I'm sure we've all had it happen at least once in our leaves and, unfortunately, I'm sure we've all broken a promise or two of our own.  Life just happens sometimes - we forget what we've said, we get stuck in traffic, we lose track of time, we just don't feel like it...the list goes on and on.  

Nehemiah 9:8 - You found [Abraham's] heart faithful before You, 
                      And made a covenant with him
                      To give him the land of the Canaanite,
                      Of the Hittite and the Amorite,
                      Of the Perizzite, the Jebusite and the Girgashite - 
                      To give it to his descendants. 
                      And You have fulfilled Your promise,
                      For You are righteous.

Life doesn't happen to God.  He doesn't forget what He said, He doesn't get stuck in traffic or lose track of time, and He always feels like it.  Why?  Because He is righteous.  The Hebrew word for 'righteous' is tsaddiyq meaning "just, lawful, righteous" (Strong's H6662).  God is just!  The dictionary defines 'just' as "guided by truth...based on right...done or made according to principle" (  He is the measure of righteousness, of justice, of goodness...  Do you know what that means?  He cannot break His promises.

But here is the catch - His promises are not for everyone.  His promises are only for those who are in relationship with Him, whose hearts He finds faithful.  We enter into His covenant, into His promises when we give Him our hearts and our faithful to Him.

Would God find your heart faithful today?  

  • If so, I challenge you to trust that His promises are unbreakable.  What promise of God's word are your struggling with today?  Write it down and stick it somewhere you will see it throughout the day.  If He said it, He meant it.  His promises may not be fulfilled in our timing, but He knows best.
  • If not, I challenge you to take a step towards faithfulness today.  What is it that is holding you back?  What stands between you and 100% faithfulness to God?  Write it down.  Rip it up.  And make it a part of your past.

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