My Daily Covenant with God Devotional
Devotion for Friday, January 04, 2019
Topic: God’s Promises Are Sure
Text: 2 Corinthians 1:20 – 24
We have some lessons in our bible reading for the day.
- That God has made many promises to His people. Can you mention five promises God has made to us as Christians in the scriptures?
- That all the promises which God has made to His people, are made in Christ, and ratified by Christ. In all the promises of God to His people, Christ acts the part and office of a surety; He undertakes and engages for God, that all which He has promised shall be made good to us.
- That the promises made by God, and ratified and confirmed in Christ, do all tend to the glory of God.
Paul gave the reason for his desired trip to the Corinthians; to bring joy to him and the people (1:24). He didn’t want to visit them only to rebuke them severely (1:23). Just as the Corinthians could trust God to keep his promises, they could trust Paul as God’s representative to keep his too. He would still visit them, but at a better time.
All of God’s promises of what the Messiah would be like are fulfilled in Christ. For this reason, we should trust God as we have just entered into the New Year. There are obvious challenges in this period. There are bills to pay. We should trust God to bless our efforts and provide for us. Jesus was completely faithful in his ministry; He never sinned (1 Peter 3:18); He faithfully died for us (Hebrews 2:9); and now He faithfully intercedes for us (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 4:14-15). Because Jesus Christ is faithful, Paul wanted to be faithful in his ministry and so we are expected to be faithful too. It is our faithfulness that will attract most of the blessings and promises of God to us. How faithful are you in your call as a Christian?
Food for Thought: God’s promises are what He can do. Therefore, keep trusting him to fulfill them.
Memory verse: 2 Corinthians 1 v 20
Prayer: God help me to trust you to fulfill your promises for me no matter the situation or circumstance.