Our Daily Elder Devotional
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Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.
God’s Good Promise
1 Kings 8:56New International Version (NIV)
56 Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.
When we purchase something of great value a house, for example we are usually required to put down a deposit to indicate our sincerity and to promise that all intentions of serious. That deposit is a form of insurance, I guarantee that is substance to a word.
God has made some incredible promises to us promises that stagger our imaginations. He has promise that we might have a relationship with Him through His Son. He has promised never to leave us or forsake us and to be with us always. He has promised to take us to heaven when we die. The Bible is full of God’s promises.
Someone might ask, “What insurance do we have that God is serious? How do we know His promises can be trusted?” God’s deposit is the most precious investment anyone could make: His Son, who by His death and resurrection purchased our salvation —completely and fully. Not only is Jesus Christ a sufficient “down payment” on God’s promises, He is, in fact, payment in full!
Today’s is a special devotional (sorry for the missing one yesterday) because yesterday we closed on the house in New Jersey. We are officially home-less. Now we are awaiting God’s provision for a closing date on our new home (they are finishing up the construction). We are confident that the new buyers will love it as much as we did. We exchanged phone numbers and emails so that if they have questions about how things work, about the garden etc. they can contact us. The real estate agent said that they have hardly ever seen a more cordial and hug filled closing before.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, walk with the King today and be a blessing to all that you meet.