Promise

Posted: November 26, 2013 in Hebrews

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,  not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:23-25

Promise

a:  a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc., by one.

b:  an express assurance on which expectation is to be based.

c:  something that has the effect of an express assurance; indication of what may be expected.

d:   indication of future excellence or achievement.

e:  something that is promised.

 

We are born with an innate sense of promise.  When we are children we promise to be good.  We promise that we didn’t do whatever we are in trouble for.  We complain when a promise is broken, no matter the cause.  Sometimes we learn that promises can be broken.

Not so with the Lord!  His promises are eternal; His word is faithful.  His promises are bursting forth with truth and preciousness.  Promises that are tangible; He will support us in our trials, He will not abandon us, all things will work together for good.

He offers us promises of a nature that we can hardly believe to be true.  He promises to be our God.  He promises to be ever with us; ever present, ever active, ever merciful to us.

He promises us joy beyond measure.  One day we will be with Him; in the place He has prepared for us, forever without tears, forever with an inexplicably beautiful God.

We are to remind each other of this truth.  When we see the light go dim in our sister’s eye, we remind her of His Love.  We remind each other to do good works; not for our salvation, but for the Lord’s joy and glory.

We remember God’s promises when we meet together.  We remind one another, we encourage one another, and we love one another.  We meet to build each other up, strengthen one another, and praise and thank God. We also meet so that others can see us united and loving; wanting a fellowship like that for themselves.

What day is drawing near?   Live each day like we’ll see Jesus tomorrow.  He has assured us He will return.  We hold fast until that day.

Father, we remind ourselves of Your many promises.  We rejoice that you are a man of Your word.

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