God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. has he said, and will he not do it? or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? — [numbers 23:19]
a promise keeper
i regret saying it, but i have broken a few promises. i have made promises to my wife, my kids, my friends, and my employers that i have not been able to keep.
i have promised to be at a certain place at a certain time, only to get stuck in unexpected traffic. i have promised to turn in an assignment, only to have my computer shut down. sadly, there are times when i simply forgot a promise, or decided that a promise was no longer a priority to fulfill.
fortunately, God does not have the same promise-keeping failures that i have. 1 Peter 1:25 tells us that. “the word of the Lord abideth forever. and this is the word of good tidings which was preached unto you.” isaiah 40:5 similarly states that “the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”
the word that God has spoken, which is available for all to read in scripture, will unquestionably come to fulfillment. there is no arguing that many promises throughout scripture have already been fulfilled! his promises to joseph are just one example of this, and God’s promises fulfilled continue to this day. God does not ask us to simply trust in what he will do without giving us a powerful testimony of what he has already done and continues doing.
i make promises with good intentions and a hope that i will probably be able to fulfill them. God, however, leaves no question or doubt that each and every promised word from him with certainly be fulfilled. praise be to God that his promises are reliable, and are for our own good and for his glory!
~ jason soroski