From reading through the research of others, it seems reasonable to say that we have 7,487 promises of God to man in the Bible.  That is a lot of promises.  I’m reminded of what was said of Abraham in Romans 4:21 which says, “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”  Abraham was rewarded for his faith in the Lord’s promises as we read in verse 22, “And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.”  It was faith, not any works of Abraham that caused the Lord to declare him righteous. 

2 Peter 1:4 tells us that the promises of God are, “exceeding great and precious.”  Can the Lord possibly make a promise that He cannot fulfill?  NO!  He does not lack the power to fulfill His promises, and He does not change His mind once He makes a promise.  The Lord tells us in Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I CHANGE NOT…” The surety of the promises of God are spoken of in 2 Corinthians 1:20, “For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”  We also read in 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise…”  Every promise made by God has either been fulfilled or has yet to be fulfilled.  According to the Lord’s timetable, all His promises will be fulfilled.

Let’s consider a few of the promises of God, which are ALL “exceeding and great.”

* Matthew 11:28-29, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”  Here the Lord promises eternal rest to ALL those who come to Him by faith.

* Genesis 28:15, “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.”  How wonderful that we have the promise of God’s continuing presence.

* Deuteronomy 3:22, “Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.”  God has promised to fight on our behalf.  With Him fighting our battles, we are guaranteed success as we follow Him and depend upon Him.

* 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”  The Lord has promised to come and get His church and we shall “ever be with the Lord.”

* Romans 8:38-39, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  What a promise…the Lord will NEVER stop loving us!

We could go on and on, looking at the different promises of God.  They are all precious and they are all sure.  Now I will ask…can we trust God and all His promises?  In light of all that we have just had before us, how can we not trust Him?  How can we consider these few attributes of the Lord and not put our lives and eternity in His capable and loving hands?  May we all be able to say as David said in Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5).  (435.4)