"God's Promises Are Sure..."
BIBLE READING: Genesis 12-15
“God’s Promises are Sure! God’s Promises are Sure!
He Speaks, and It Shall Be; God’s Promises are Sure!
Those are the words to a song that sister Jewel Kenderick wrote almost fifty years ago that have been sang in elementary chapel for years. The idea for the song comes from the Promise of Abraham that is mentioned in Genesis 12 and reaffirmed in Genesis 15. The rest of the Bible is dedicated to reveal to humanity that God’s promises are as a matter of fact, sure. He promised Abraham a son; he got it. He promised a virgin would conceive; she did. He promised a resurrection; He did that too. As you follow the Scriptures, there has only been one promise that He made that he hasn’t followed through on yet; His Second Coming. Sure…it has been a long time since He made that promise and yes… we haven’t seen the fulfillment of it yet. The key word here is “yet”. We must remember the words of Peter, “But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” -2 Peter 3:8-9
Just because He hasn’t, doesn’t mean He won’t. It may seem like a long time to us, but in reality, the promise was only made a few moments ago. Don’t fall into the trap that He isn’t coming; He just hasn’t come…yet!