Promise

Dave Jones

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life."  John 5:24

At some time in our lives, all of us have pulled an envelope out of our mailbox that read, “You are the winner of 10 million dollars”, or a similar promise.   Although we have learned to be skeptical about such promises, it still catches our attention and more often than not, we want to check it out before tossing it into the trash.  When we read further, we learn that we are indeed the winner if our entry number matches the number selected by a sweepstakes computer.

Similar to the misleading letter that promises money or some other reward, many of our politicians have made rash promises to resolve the shortcomings of our society, government, or business activities.  And just like our thoughts towards the promising letter in the mail, we have become skeptical that they will follow through, or that the promises can be accomplished.

Moreover, have you ever seen someone get caught up in their emotions and make a promise that cannot be kept, or had to be withdrawn because of better judgment later?  Perhaps even you have made commitments that you discovered were impossible, or very painful to keep.

As we contemplate all of these circumstances of broken promises, we can rejoice in knowing that God doesn’t make misleading or impossible promises.  And as we learn of each of His promises and gain an understanding of what He has promised, we soon discover that God keeps His promises based on His terms, methods and timing.

Some of the promises are conditional, some are unconditional, some are to all people, some are to believers only and some are to specific individuals.  Even when the promises are to specific individuals, the principles of the promises will often apply to us.  Relying on these promises of God, we can establish our thoughts and our actions as we deal with the circumstances of our life.


Standing on the Promises

Standing on the promises of Christ my King
Through eternal ages let His praises ring
Glory in the Highest, I will shout and sing
Standing on the promises of God

Standing, standing
Standing on the promises of God, my Savior
Standing, standing
I'm standing on the promises of God

Standing on the promises I cannot fall
Listenin' every moment to the Spirit's call
Restin' in my Savior as my all in all
Standing on the promises of God

Standing, standing
Standing on the promises of Christ, my Savior
Standing, standing
I'm standing on the promises of God 

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