From Bishop Jemmott’s book, Words of Encouragement: Book Two:
When you are given a promise, it is a declaration that something will or will not be done on your behalf. The reality of life is that many make promises they cannot or do not have the resources, ability or intentions to keep. All of us have experienced being given a promise, only to have the promise go unfulfilled. Proverbs 25:14 addresses the person who makes promises but does not keep them: “A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.” (NLT)
Did you see what Solomon called someone who failed to keep promises? They are “like clouds and wind that bring no rain.” During seasons of drought when farmers see clouds and the wind begin to blow from a certain location, they know from experience that they can expect rain. If no rain falls, they are disappointed.
God is not like man, He keeps His promises. One of His promises is that He will finish the work He started in us: “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (NASB)
If God made you a promise, you can rest on that promise; it will come to pass.
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