This we can be sure of (II Corinthians 1)

20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.  II Corinthians 1:20

A much embittered person described their life as follows: “My life has been nothing but a series of broken promises.”  As I thought about this person viewpoint of life I found myself in a moment of choice.  I would either chose to consider men’s promises or God’s promises.

The truth is, there is not a person who has ever lived who has been able to keep their promises.  Oh, there is one exception: His name is Jesus!

If I chose to place my hope in men, I would be let down at some point and definitely I also would let others down.  However, if my hope is in Christ, I will live a life that is confident in Him.

This was the life Paul lived.  In II Corinthians 1 we read about Paul’s anxieties, his afflictions, and his near brush with death.  But through them all Paul discovered God to be the one He was sure of.  Here are three things Paul discovered concerning God:

  • God is a God of purposeful comfort, Vs: 3-7

God the Father from whom mercy originates comforts us in all our trials so we can in turn reach out to others with His comfort.

  • God is a God of purposeful testing, Vs: 8-12.

In every test God is leading us to trust Him more and more.  In every test God strengthen our hope in Him.

  • God is a God of purposeful promises, Vs: 20.

God never fails to keep His promises, forget His promises, or change His promises.  We can be sure He will always do what He says He will do.

So, can you say your life is filled with broken promises or kept promises?

Here are promises filled words from the book of Hebrews 13:5b-8:

, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say,

“The Lord is my helper;
    I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 

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