Needful Things

A riddle:

(See if you can guess the answer before you finish!)

The more that we have, the more that we want;

Which increases the chances of beginning to flaunt;

The more that we get, the less it consoles;

For we waste it so easy, forgetting our goals;

Some sneak around, some wear a disguise;

To obtain just a little in greater supplies;

In days that are dark, and nights that are sunny;

This elusive device, for most people, is money.

Yes & Amen!

“For the promises of God are ‘Yes’ and ‘Amen’ through the Lord Jesus Christ” ( 2 Cor. 1:20)

When Jesus Christ came into the world, everything changed.

He was the promised Messiah the Jews had long been waiting for. (John 1:45)

Only they were expecting a hero who was more like a warrior who would sweep away the ruling nations and establish Israel as the dominant kingdom of the world.

In their visions of grandeur, they misunderstood God’s intention: to redeem a fallen humanity – not just one nation. (1 Peter 1:17-21)

Throughout Scripture, God has made over 7,000 promises to His people.

He has never broken a single one. (Isa 42:9)

Some promises were made to individuals, specifically; while some were made to groups, collectively. Some were conditional, based upon obedience; and others were unconditional, based purely upon His love.

But every time the Lord God Almighty makes a promise, He carries it out.

We may grow impatient, but we must never forget God’s character.

Has He ever lied to us?

No.

Has He ever forsaken us?

No.

Has He ever failed to deliver upon a promise?

No.

So why would He change now?

He won’t.

Just hang tight. Continue in prayer. Standfast in obedience. Never waver with doubt.

You will be amazed at what God will do in your life!

Jesus fulfilled the ultimate promise: redemption.

He said He would rebuild the temple in three days: He did…

He said He would be killed, buried, and then raise up from the grave and ascend to heaven to be with the Father.

All of those things happened, just as He said. (Matt. 27:50, 59-60; 2, 5-10) (Acts 1:9)

If God would not withhold His Son, why would He withhold anything else?

For these reasons, the promises of God are “Yes” and “Amen!”

They are to be counted on and carried out.

In all things, and for all times, may your life be blessed by the Word of the Lord.

Yes & Amen!