Devotional on a variety of Scripture teaching on the promises of God.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:4 (NIV)
7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.
9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11 By faith Abraham, even though he was past age–and Sarah herself was barren–was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.
12 And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.Hebrews 11:7-13 (NIV)
The Heroes of the bible came from different walks of life. Rulers, servants, teachers, doctors. They were male and female, single and married. These heroes all had one thing in common, one thing that united them. They had built their lives on the promises of God. They all believed in the power of God to keep His promises. It was God’s promises and their faith in God’s promises that causes these people to act in extraordinary ways.
From the first chapter of scripture, the bible makes a case for our dependency on God. Nine times the text reiterates “God said”. And without exception, when God spoke something happened.
There is a story of a student who spent a year and a half attempting to tally the number of promises God has made in the Bible. He found 7,487. We will spend the next two weeks looking at a few of these promises, and applying them to our lives.
I would like you to read Matthew 8:8-13. Why did Jesus applaud the faith of the centurion? Please share your thought and comments on our Facebook post.
May God bless you as you draw nearer to Him each hour! -Pastor Dennis