Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Keeping Your Promises!"

“Keeping Your Promises!”


When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools.  Keep all the promises you make to Him.  It is better to say nothing than to make a promise and not keep it.          Ecclesiastes 5:4-5


People of today, make promises, to others all the time, and MANY of those promises are not kept, which gives the indication that the one making the promise is NOT trustworthy, or they aren’t a person of their word. 


Many years ago, people would do business by making promises, they would promise to do a job or make a payment for a job by sealing the deal with a handshake, and that was their promise to see it through.  People back then were much more trustworthy and PROMISE-KEEPERS, than they are today.    This old wretched and corrupt world is much different today.  People are only out for themselves and what the situation might offer them in return.  Then some will make a deal to pay for something and then go back on their word and break their promise to pay.  Some will promise to do a good deed for someone in need, and then they have a change of heart, and don’t follow through on their promise.  Times have truly changed, and so have the people. 


But one thing has NOT changed, and that is GOD, He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.  One of the things that God does NOT like, the Scripture says, is: “God takes no pleasure in fools.”  In God’s eyes when you make a promise to Him, and you don’t carry through, it makes you a fool.  If you read verse six:  It says if you don’t keep your promise to God, ‘it makes Him angry, and He might wipe out everything you have achieved.’


Our God is an AWESOME, POWERFUL God and He is a HOLY RIGHTEOUS God, who will NOT tolerate being lied to.  So be CAREFUL, when you promise Him something, make SURE you can KEEP YOUR PROMISE.  And don’t delay in following through with it.


Our God is a PROMISE-KEEPER, whenever He makes a promise to us, we can be ASSURED He will keep it.  His Word says:  “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to KEEP His promise.”  (Hebrews 10:23)


One promise that He has made to His Children is that Jesus is coming again to take us, the TRUE believers, home to Heaven to live with Him throughout eternity.  That is a promise that we, TRUE believers, are looking forward to being fulfilled, and it WILL BE consummated SOON.


Are you READY?  In order to be ready, there are a few things that you must do.  (1) CONFESS your sins to God and (2) ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, (3) BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is alive in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, (4) then ACCEPT God’s gift of SALVATION and (5)  KEEP your promises to Him.  Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!

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