The other night I was reading the book of Joshua and the chapters were quite boring. Yes, the Bible shouldn't be boring, but it was all these names and God gave all these people different lands and stuff and I just found it hard to read. That is when I read the last verse of chapter 21.
"Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass."
God promised the tribes of Israel that they would get those lands, cities, and stuff. He kept His promises to them. God always keeps His promises. We don't do so good at that. People have a hard time living up to what they say and most of the time it disappoints others. God on the other hand will never fail us. He says something and we know He will do it. Here are some verses with God's promises to us.
8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with your descendants[b] after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you: the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, of all that go out of the ark, every beast of the earth. 11 Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.
There was a flood that killed everything on the earth except for Noah, his family, and the animals they got on the ark. The whole world was covered in water. After all the water went away God promised to NEVER flood the earth again and He has kept that promise. He used a rainbow to remind us of it. Yes, the rainbow is a promise from God and not what people say it is today, but that is a topic for another day.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
I find this one really comforting. Because sometimes, I just feel alone. There are times you feel like no one cares about you. Then there is God. Always there for you. There is someone who always cares what you are going thru. Just another amazing promise.
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
He promises to always give you what you need. Not what you want, even though He blesses us that way too, but what you truly need to live. Food, clothes, shelter. You never have to worry about it. That doesn't mean that you just sit around and wait for it though. God needs to work through you and others.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
He promises us eternal life if we just ask for forgiveness and believe in Jesus. He promises that we will not die if we have Jesus as our Savoir. Our body here on earth will be gone, but then we are alive in Heaven. The best promise of them all don't you think?
There are many more, but that would be a long blog post.
God bless you all,