Some of the most reassuring words we can hear from someone we love is "I promise". When we need something and can't get it now, we want assurance that it will come eventually. We go through life seeking and finding. This repeats itself over and over till the day we die. We are selfish by nature. From the time we are toddlers to the time we are old, we need assurance.
As parents, we use those words "I promise" to reassure our kids that we are working at fulfilling their needs. We often, if we are honest with ourselves, use those words to buy time and never really intend to fulfill that promise. That is also our nature, to say things we really don't mean. That is in stark contrast to the way God treats His children
2 Samuel 7:16, 28
"And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever…And now, O LORD God, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have promised this goodness to Your servant."
Lets look at this verse. They are spoken by God, to David when he was King over Israel. They prophetic nature of this verse is something for a later time, but I will tell you it is referring to coming Messiah Jesus and the establishment of His kingdom which we know to be eternal. David was given a promise, much like Abraham, in that they were to play a part in God's plan for His people and their families would go on into eternity. Abraham was promised a son, through Sarah, and David was promised a kingdom that would never end.
There were, and are kingdoms on Earth that come and go. God's kingdom will never end. Throughout the Bible, we read of promise after promise from God, to man. Throughout the Bible we read of promise after promise being fulfilled by God, and yet we are still amazed that God fulfilled a promise. As if He had a choice not to.
Numbers 23:19 KJV
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
God keeps His promises.
- First, God is not like us, He doesn't use lies to buy time. He has the power to make, and keep His promises.
- Secondly, He doesn't change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
- Thirdly, if God says it, He will do it.
God keeps His promises