What God has Promised

“For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you” (Hebrews 6:13-14).

God cannot lie and when he makes a promise we can rest assured by his character, that it will come to pass. His promise to Abraham was that his children would be as many as the stars in the sky or as the sand upon the seashore (Genesis 22:17). How would this be true when Abraham was old and Sarah had passed childbearing years? “Abraham considered his body to be near death and the womb of Sarah now dead” (Romans 4:19).

Sarah doubted and caused Abraham to deviate from God’s plan in having a child with their maid (Genesis 16:2). She thought at least then they could ensure that God’s promise would come to pass. This was not the case and the maid became resentful of Sarah and caused her more distress.

God’s faithfulness is not dependent on our actions and even when we make mistakes, he will keep his promise to us. Abraham had a relationship with God and because he listened and obeyed, God instructed him to send away his firstborn son with the maid (Genesis 21:12). Although they made a mistake, God still kept his promise in their old age (Genesis 24).

The requirement for God’s promises to be fulfilled, is to listen, obey and trust in his word. It may be even years before we see the manifestation of things promised. It pays to wait on God and trust that what he said will come to pass. “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay” (Habakkuk‬ ‭2:3‬).


17 thoughts on “What God has Promised

  1. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
    “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” Philippians 1:6

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