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Do As You Promised

March 28, 2019

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Do As You Promised

No one appreciates someone  who never keeps his promises.     Promises are broken regularly,  so in many instances  we just learn  to make excuses,  like:   he didn’t have time — he wasn’t feeling well — another commitment was more important — unforeseen circumstances popped up — I’m just not as important  as these other things.     And,  in some instances,  we realize it is just an excuse.     We might be very disappointed,  but,  understand that we can’t change things.

But,  that is not how it is  with God’s  sure promises.     There are promises  that God has made  that are written throughout His word,  the Bible.     These are promises of  love,  forgiveness,  eternal salvation in Jesus Christ,  and  answers  for humble prayers  that will all work for our good  in the end.     These are promises that we should not take lightly.     They are meant  for our well-being.

God’s promises were never meant  to be disregarded or wasted.     Our Lord greatly desires  that we always  look to His promises  and claim them  as our very own.     God wants us  to remember His promises,  and then say,  “Lord, this is Your promise,  Your holy word.    Please do as You promised.”

These are the kinds of words  King David used  in praying to the Lord,  when he learned,  through the prophet Nathan,  that an eternal Savior  would be descended  from his lineage.     David humbly received  that mind-boggling promise  and acknowledged God’s sovereign ability  to do exactly as He promised.     In 2 Samuel 7:25-26,  David tells God,

And now,  LORD God,  keep forever the promise You have made  concerning Your servant  and his house.     Do as You promised,  so that  Your name  will be great forever.     Then men will say,  “The LORD Almighty  is God over Israel!”    

God kept His promise to David  in our Savior,  Jesus Christ,  about a thousand years later — at the right time.     In that time frame,  many other promises were added,  so that we, today,  can have a detailed picture  of God’s almighty ability  to do just as He promised,  to the smallest detail.

Our Lord wants us to be like David.     When we remind God  of His promises,  we are glorifying His word  to us.     Reminding the Lord  of His promises  shows that we know  that He has an abundant ability  to provide for all we need.     It reveals  that we regard God as holy  in keeping His promises.     We are showing  that we trust  in His promise  to thoroughly wash away all  of our sins and answer our prayers  in the way  that is best for us.

It is only right and good  that we do not question  whether or not God will keep His promises  to us.     He is holy.     So,  in His holiness,  He will surely keep all His promises.     For that reason,  our faith  needs  to acknowledge God’s holiness  in keeping His word.

God is actually  waiting for us  to take ahold  of His promises,  asking Him to,  Do as You promised.”     He is most happy  to see us turn to Him  in faith,  acknowledging  that He is our Creator and Redeemer.

The Bible is filled with accounts  of promises kept.     We can see the promises  to Adam and Eve,  Noah,  Abraham,  Eliezer,  Hannah,  Mary,  Paul,  and tons of others.     Each kept promised  glorified God’s almighty power  to do the miraculous.     Nothing is impossible  with the LORD — and truly,  all things are possible.

As we honor and respect the LORD  for the love He has shown us  in Jesus Christ,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     My Lord,  for every godly desire  in my heart,  ‘Do as You promised’  to Your glory  and my eternal good.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
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The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
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Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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