Jan 3 – Promises

“Never again will I curse the ground because of man,
even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood.”.                           –Genesis 8:21 (NIV)

The word promise appears 224 times in the New International Version (NIV) of the bible and 163 times in the English Standard Version (ESV) but it is not the existence of the word ‘promise’ that is important, it is the giving of one.

 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.”             –Genesis 3:15 (ESV)

In a world filled with broken promises, it is easy to read these words and let them be just that, words.  When you consider the bigger picture though, it becomes much harder, I would even say impossible, to set them aside so flippantly.

The great Creator of all things made man knowing we would, not once but repeatedly, break His heart.  He knew He would have to intervene so His children could come home to Him.  He knew He would have to be more than our God, but also the Spirit that guides us and the Son that dies for us so we could know Him in eternity. Yet, despite knowing all of this, God not only made man but He gave man the choice to, or not to, eat the apple.  He promises us after we’ve broken His heart to give us a Savior.  No other god made that promise nor kept it nor loved their people (not their creations) enough to carry to even propose it but ours.

Father in Heaven, Forgive me for the times I forget how much You love me and how much You love Your creations.  For forgetting all the promises, let alone this promise, You made me.  For thinking that You, like man, would not keep Your promises.  Let me walk forward confident in the knowledge you already have kept your promises.

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Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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