Keeping Promises

“Understand that I am bringing a flood—floodwaters on the earth to destroy every creature under heaven with the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will die. But I will establish My covenant with you, and you will enter the ark with your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives.” Genesis 6:17-18 HCSB

My son recently got married and he and his beautiful bride made vows to remain faithful to each other until death parts them. This is a promise or a covenant between the two of them. Promises, covenants, and agreements are a part of every aspect of life. It is a shame that many people do not take their promises seriously. Many couples break their marriage vows and seek to divorce. Some companies and countries break signed agreements. It seems in our world today that promises are merely words not intended to be kept.

Covenants are a familiar theme throughout the Bible. God frequently made covenants or promises with His people. We can be assured that God always keeps His promises. His Word is everlasting and is without error. If God says He will do something, we can be assured it will be done that way. God made a covenant with Noah and his family that even though He was going to destroy every creature under heaven, He would not destroy them and the animals and creatures in the ark.

Challenge: It is comforting to know that God keeps His Word and has provided a way for followers of Jesus Christ to be saved. He has promised forgiveness of sins and eternal life in heaven for those who have trusted in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Thank God for providing a way of salvation.

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