There was a time in the past when a man’s word was his bond. Many contracts were signed with just a handshake and a promise. It seems those days are past. You might have to hire 25 lawyers and a few judges to get a company to stand behind its guarantee.
It is not that way with God. When Jehovah speaks it is so and when he commands it stands firm (Psalm 33:9). God is incapable of lying (Titus 1:2; Hebrews 6:18)
“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 (ESV)
God’s promises are sure, look at all the promises He has kept. He made a covenant with all living never to destroy the earth by water. His rainbow sign reminds all that He is faithful to His word. Abraham knew that God’s promises don’t fail. He was willing to sacrifice Isaac because he knew that he was the son of promise. Therefore God would have to raise him from the dead in order to keep His word to bless the world through Isaac. God promised in Eden to send a Savior (Genesis 3:15). He continues to make the seasons just as He promised (Genesis 8:22). Joseph knew that God would keep His promise to lead His people to the Promised land. Joseph left instructions to carry his bones out of Egypt into that Promised Land (Hebrews 11:22). Through out the Bible we see the immutability of God and His promises.
God promises us that if we will obey Him through to the end of our life he will give us a crown of life (Revelation 2:10). He promises “an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven…” (1 Peter 1:4). He promises that death is not the end of life but only the transition to eternity…
“For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep” (1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV).
Aren’t you rejoicing right now knowing that God’s promises have come to pass in our lives and they will continue to be fulfilled at the proper time. Let’s keep our promises to God and to each other.