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God's Guaranteed Promises

He is faithful and just.  1 John 1:9 NIV

God's Guaranteed PromisesPart of living is discovering that some people or companies are trustworthy, and others are not.

Once, we decided our solar cooling system was insufficient for meeting our electrical needs since we had moved to Surprise, AZ. When we installed the system, we lived in the Seattle, Washington, area during the summer months. But in Arizona, we needed more solar panels on our roof.

Much to our surprise, the company that had promised to install more panels when and if we found ourselves living full-time in Arizona had gone out of business in the area and could not install what they promised. Yet they still held the contract, and we had to pay them. Initially, we made a mistake when we did not get their promise in writing.

This sad little story reminds us of the difference between God’s promises and people’s. God is just; people sometimes aren’t.

God does not go out of business. He is eternal, faithful, and righteous. His promises have a lasting guarantee. He meant it when He said He would never leave or forsake any of His children. So we can have confidence, even on our deathbeds.

The Lord is our Shepherd. Our confidence proceeds from the relationship with the Holy One, who said heaven and earth would pass away, but His words would remain forever.

God’s Word, our manual for living, is not a package of trail mix where we choose what we like and reject what we don’t. Instead, it is our bread of life, a complete manna to partake of daily—one full of God’s guaranteed promises.

Share God’s dependable promises. They have written eternal guarantees.

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Robert L. Segress

The Rev. Dr. Bob Segress served as a licensed psychological clinician for twenty-five years. Upon retiring, he served for fifteen years as a prison minister. Retiring again, he began writing full-time after a period of boredom. He has written: The Biblical Approach To Psychology while serving as a college educator, The Shelton Series, and, in 2012, Ten Years Inside Shelton Prison. Currently, he writes for several publications such as Halo Magazine.