After hearing an inspiring message on promises this morning, the guest speaker had an interesting point. In the Garden of Eden, Adam & Eve sinned thus making it impossible for the rest of us to not keep our promises 100% of the time.
We make promises all the time, as little as-“I’ll be there at 3:30pm,” you promise, but then 3:30 comes around. Your not there! You can blame traffic, or you miss judge the time it will take, or some other event that took precedence so you were not there on time. Things like that.
Yet, God keeps watch over our promises. For every promise that we fail to keep, there is God’s forgiveness knocking at your door. For every broken promise that people make (past, present, future), there is a promise that will never fail, God’s promise.
As Romans 15:7-9 states, “Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, to the glory of God. For I tell you that Christ had become a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to give the promises to the patriarchs, in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy. As it written, ‘Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to Your name.'”
So the final word to Christians is whenever it is possible, keep your promises because that is how people without Christ in their lives will know the difference. If you fail, repent of that sin of not fulfilling that promise that you made, then ask the Jesus Christ to make it so that you can point people that are without Him to Him by keeping your promises.
Promises & Forgiveness, who ever knew they are 2 peas in the same pod?