How Man’s Promise Can Kill A Life.
Promise. Who is making the promise? On what premise?
One cold night, A billionaire met an old poor man outside.
He asked him, “don’t you feel cold being outside, and not wearing any coat?”
The old man replied, “I don’t have it, but I got used to that.”
The billionaire replied, “Wait for me. I will enter my house now and bring you one.” The poor man got so happy and said he will wait for him.
The billionaire entered his house and got busy there and forgot the poor man.
In the morning he remembered that poor old man, and he went out to search for him, but he found him dead because of cold, but he left a note
When I didn’t have any warm clothes, I had the power to fight the cold because I was used to that. But when you promised me to help me, I got attached to your promise, and that took my power of resisting”.
Does God always keeps His promises?
Promise nothing if you can’t keep your promise. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to someone else. Though that is peculiar to man.
But God is different. What He says, He will do. His promises are reliable and dependable, all you need to do is to trust Him.
Yes, God always keeps his promises. The very first promise God made we can find to humankind in Genesis 3:15:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
God said this to Satan, and the offspring of the woman refers to Jesus Christ, who destroys the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). This promise has come true! Jesus defeated Satan when he died on the cross (Hebrews 2:14).
Promises to Abraham
God also gave promises to Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3). He promised Abraham would become the father of a great nation. But Abraham was already 75 years old and still had no children. He had to wait another 25 years till the promised baby came when he was 100 years old and his wife Sarah 90.
The book of Hebrews explains that Sarah could have a baby because of her faith in a faithful God: “And by faith, even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise” (Hebrews 11:11).
This example shows that God sometimes decides to wait to keep his promise, but He never forgets about it.