Exceedingly Great and Precious Promises:
“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Peter 1:4).
Did you ever notice that we are living in a generation when few people keep their promises? There was a time when a man’s word was considered his bond. But nowadays, people won’t keep their promises unless it is convenient to them. Even in marriage where two people come together and promise to each other to be faithful, half of all marriages are ending in divorce because people aren’t keeping their promises. It is little wonder we have a hard time trusting people. However, when it comes to the Lord, He is the absolute, ultimate Promise Keeper. “He is the one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He is the one who keeps every promise forever.” (Psalm 146:6). If God has promised something in His Word, you can count on Him to keep His promise.
Today, let us meditate on some of the exceedingly great and precious promises that our Heavenly Father has given to us. Peter says that God has given us everything we need that pertains to life and godliness, through our knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and that through these promises we become partakers of the divine nature. Wow. “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
SOME OF THE EXCEEDINGLY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES OF GOD:
- He forgives all our sins (Psalm 103:3a)
- He heals all our diseases (Psalm 103:3b)
- He redeems our life from destruction (Psalm 103:4)
- He crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies (Psalm 103:4b)
- He satisfies our mouth with good things (Psalm 103:5a)
- He renews our youth like the eagles (Psalm 103:5b)
- He is our refuge and our place of safety (Psalm 91:2)
- His faithful promises are our armor and protection. (Psalm 91:4)
- He orders his angels to protect us wherever we go (Psalm 91:11)
- When we call on Him, He will answer (Psalm 91:15a)
- He will be with us in times of trouble (Psalm 91:15b)
- He will satisfy us with long life and give us His salvation (Psalm 91:16)
Wow – this is just a VERY small sampling of the many promises that God has given to us in the Bible. I could tell you about the others, but I’m not going to. Instead, I’m going to encourage you to dig deep into your Bibles and find His promises for yourself. When you go to the Lord in prayer, plead His promises. When you sin, pray that He will forgive you. When you’re sick, pray that He will heal you. When you’re in trouble, pray that He will be with you. First John 5:14-15 says, “And we can be confident that he will listen to us whenever we ask him for anything in line with his will. And if we know he is listening when we make our requests, we can be sure that he will give us what we ask for.” Remember – God keeps His promises. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21).
Pastor Chris Jordan