13 April 2020

God's Promises, Part 1

The God of the Bible is a God of covenants. He is a god who keeps his promises. That is what a covenant is, a promise. The many forms a covenant may take are as varied as the forms promises may take. God's covenants are promissory covenants. This kind of covenant is like a gift, it benefits the one who receives it and has a cost only to the one who gives it. A covenant requires a sacrifice and a sign. The sacrifice shows the sincerity of the promise, while the sign is the literal proof that the promise has been given and accepted.

This article is in five parts, to be released over the course of a week. God's promises are numerous, but this series will focus on those most important to Christians. As it says in 1 Peter 3:15-16, "Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. Always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear, having a good conscience."

Song: Standing on the Promises

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