Wednesday, September 19, 2012
15 Bible Verses About God's Promises
What has God promised? These 15 Bible verses about God's promises more specifically provide glimpses of God's faithfulness to the promises He makes. Due to the fact that these Bible verses are removed from their original context, we must keep in mind that certain promises of God do not apply to us. Nevertheless, the evident theme among the following verses and passages is that God's promises never fail. In addition to that, we do know that His promises in and through Christ have, are, and will be fulfilled. There is a beautiful past, present, and future element to God's promises, as seen in these passages of Scripture. What's particularly interesting, however, is that several of these Bible verses about God's promises remind believers of their role in the process. In response to what God has done, is doing, and will do, we are called to live in faithfulness and love. With all that said, here are 15 Bible verses about God's promises.
Joshua 21:45 (#1 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
45Not one of all the LORD's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
1 Kings 8:56-61 (#2 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
56Praise 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. 57May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our fathers; may he never leave us nor forsake us. 58May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways and to keep the commands, decrees and regulations he gave our fathers.59And may these words of mine, which I have prayed before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day's need, 60so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other. 61But your hearts must be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time."
Psalm 85:8 (#3 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
8I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints-but let them not return to folly.
Psalm 119:140 (#4 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
140Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
Psalm 119:147-150 (#5 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
147I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. 148My eyes stay open through the watches of the night that I may meditate on your promises. 149Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. 50My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 145:13-14 (#6 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. 14The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
Acts 13:34 (#7 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
34The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words: "'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.'
2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (#8 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
20For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
2 Corinthians 7:1 (#9 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
1Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Ephesians 1:13-14 (#10 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession-to the praise of his glory.
Hebrews 6:11-13 (#11 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
Hebrews 10:22-24 (#12 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
22let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
2 Peter 1:3-7 (#13 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
James 1:12 (#14 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
1 John 2:24-25 (#15 of 15 Bible Verses about God's Promises)
24See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is what he promised us-even eternal life.
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