A little while ago, I was researching some different products because I intended to purchase one. I finally settled on a particular model because it came with an "Unlimited Lifetime Guarantee." The manufacturer would replace the product if anything went wrong, even if I wasn't the original owner, even if 50 years had gone by. If I sold it to someone 75 years from now, the warranty would still apply to the new owner. Pretty good! I bought the item.
When it arrived, a little card was included that spelled out the "Unlimited Lifetime Guarantee" in detail. As I read, I noticed a lot of lines that read, "at our discretion," "we may," "after evaluation," and "have the option." The "Unlimited Lifetime Guarantee" that sold me on the item sounded a lot less "unlimited," a lot less "lifetime," and a whole lot less "guaranteed."
In contrast, God's Word is full of promises that are guaranteed. 2 Corinthians 1:2 reads, "For no matter how many promises God has made, they are 'Yes' in Christ." What an unusually phrased verse. It says that no matter how many promises God makes, the answer is always "Yes" because of Christ. When we try to follow up on one of God's guarantees, the answer is always "yes!" Because of Christ, we as Christians have an unlimited guarantee that extends far beyond our lifetime. God has made promises that will last forever, and when we try to make good on His promise, His answer is "yes!" He doesn't say "at my option," "maybe," He just says "yes."
Below are a couple of my favorite guarantees God has made. What are some of yours?
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful." John 14:27
"And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you." Luke 12:29-31
Posted on Tue, September 20, 2011
by Steven Valadez