God is just too good!
Is has been said that there are more than 7,000 promises in the Bible (not sure who counted but that’s a lot!). He has given promises for His children. Julius gave us 4 key thoughts to think about…
1. His promises are conditional.
Deuteronomy 28:1-2. “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.”
The question is, “Are we walking in obedience?”
2. He gives specific promises.
Joshua 1:3-4. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Great Sea on the west.
We love the first part about being given every place where we set our foot on. But God gives us boundaries. He gave the Israelites specifics about the territory extending from Lebanon to the Great Sea on the west.
Within the boundaries God has set, we can claim the promises God has for us.
The question is, “Where has God placed you today and what are the giftings He has given?” That’s probably where you will flourish and claim His promises.
3. He gives promises that we don’t deserve.
Joshua 24:13. So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build; and you live in them and eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.’
God gave the Israelites land they did not work for. They got cities they didn’t even build. How true is that in our lives? We’ve been given lots in our lives we didn’t even toil for and build. He truly gives us what we don’t deserve.
4. He fulfills every promise.
Joshua 21:45. Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
When God releases His promise, you can be confident that He will uphold what He has said. Obviously, that doesn’t mean unconditional fulfillment. Remember point no. 1?
But as we walk with Him, we are confident that the blessings will not only come upon us but will also ‘accompany’ us wherever we go as Deut. 28 tells us.
God is just too good!