7531 - God's Promises To Me

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Scripture tells us in 2 Peter 1:4, “...He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
Today let’s examine promises which God has given to us.

#1 Deliverance from sin’s dominion. Oh friend, we need to meditate on this promise and claim it to be personal in our life. Romans (6:14 RSV) tells us: “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” The meaning of the Greek is that sin would no longer have lordship over you.

Romans continues (6:6,7,11): “We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For he who has died is freed from sin...So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

You see, there is a greater power now in the life of the child of the King, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ!

Promise #2: Forgiveness and cleansing. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9). Oh, how I appreciate this promise. I know that any act which I do in my effort is only filthy rags before God, so I am undone in myself to be recognized by God. However, when I agree with God about my sin and failures, then He forgives me. But He doesn’t stop there. He also cleanses me from all unrighteousness.

Psalms (103:12) tells us that when God forgives the sins of believers then they are removed as far as the east is from the west. That’s an infinite distance so we will never face them again. In fact, scripture also says (Is 43:25) that God blots out our sins and remembers them no more. This is possible only because of His mercy and grace.

Promise #3 is His promise to guide us. In the world the great number of options for paths to follow is a bit overwhelming. But the child of the King need not make decisions limited only to human reason. We are told (Prov 3:5-6 KJ): “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths...” And Psalms (48:14) tells us: “For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end...”

The child of the King has peace in his heart through trusting Him to forgive and cleanse.

#4: The Lord gifts us for service. Does a bird roar like a lion? Of course not. The creatures have their distinctive characteristics. The same is true of each child of the King. We are each gifted with different gifts according to the desire and grace of the sovereign Lord (Rom 12:6; Eph 4:7; Heb 2:4). These gifts are not given for selfish use, but rather for the common good of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:7; Eph 4:12).

1 Peter (4:10) says: “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” What a privilege the Lord extends to each of us to serve Him, and He never calls us to serve unless He supplies every necessary tool.

Promise #5 is to supply our needs: In Matthew (5:25-34) is a passage sharing with us the mind of Christ regarding the material needs of people. We are told that our heavenly Father knows that we need food and clothes and such things. The next verse (v33) says: “seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” The Lord is saying that there are more important things on earth than food and drink, houses and cars. The spiritual dimension is the greatest concern of life. This we should focus on and pursue.

O friend, God does promise to provide for the needs of His children.