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The power behind the promise

Posted by Brandon Patton on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

God is faithful.

1 Corinthians 1:9

We are constantly pointed toward the promises of God in His Word. We are encouraged to hear them, memorize them, meditate on them, believe them, stand on them and trust in them. However, the power of His promises is not really found in the promises themselves. The power of a promise is found in the person behind the promise. If a used car salesman named Honest John wearing a plaid orange suit promises me a super deal available only today, that promise probably won't carry much weight with me! Great promise indeed. Honest John causes me to doubt a bit! Our confidence and trust in God's "exceedingly great and precious promises" is rooted in the character and love of God himself. I can only lean on a promise if know what kind of person made it. Why do so many believers struggle to put their full weight on the promises found in the Bible? Its simple. They have never gotten to know the Man who made the promises very well.  The more you get to know Him and His deep love for you, His willingness to help you, His desire to meet every need for you, His delight in being so generous to you the more you will begin to lean on and trust in His promises. If Honest John promises me something I probably won't spend it till I see it! If my friend Phil Seay promises me something I will consider it done before I see it. Simply due to the fact that I know Phil personally and I know his character. I can trust his promise because I know him personally. A believer is called to live their life in total dependence on the promises of God found in His Word. Its good to memorize the promises, but the promises only have power as we get to know what He is really like. Study the promises. But, get to know the person behind them and watch what a comfort, strength and hope they become to you!

Faithful Father, I want to get to know you better so I can trust you more.  

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