The Promises of God.

I read in 2 Cor. 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. I like how the English Standard version translates this verse, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

Charles Spurgeon once wrote – “I have thumbed my Bible many a year; I have never yet thumbed a broken promise. The promises have all been kept to me; not one good thing has failed”

I think John F. Dorsey in his book, Seventy Poems to Ponder says it best in his poem THE PROMISES OF GOD.

The promises of God are solid bridges,
Inviting us to take of Heaven’s store.
They reach across that intervening chasm
A certain link with earth’s uncertain shore.
The promises of God are firm connections
That link eternity with fleeting time;
They point from sin to grace’s high perfections
And lead men to a fellowship sublime.
By these we have a past of sins forgiven
By these receive His nature so divine.
By these pass through the gates of pearl to Heaven
For these will be the Pilgrim’s countersign.
The promises make saints a sure foundation;
Across the great divide a certain span;
Assuring them of uttermost salvation,
Reconciling God and sinful man.
Not one good word of these can e’er be altered,
For God Himself will see they will not fail.
No saint who stood on these has ever faltered
Against God’s Word our foes can ne’er prevail.
They are the shining path that saints and sages
And prophets through the centuries have trod
The path that led men upward through the ages
And brought them face to face at last with God.
Have you a need? Then look! God has a promise!
Through it you can receive His full supply.
And live victoriously on this short journey
And cross at last to that bright home on high.