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. 1 Kings 8:56 NIV®
Today’s Scripture verse comes from a blessing King Solomon spoke over God’s people on the day the nation dedicated the temple. By that point in history, Moses had been dead for well over 400 years. God had given his people ample time to observe his trustworthiness. Solomon testifies to what they had experienced:
Not one word had failed of all the good promises the Lord gave through his servant Moses. Still today, God’s people can make the same claim. Not one word has failed of all those good promises!
What makes Solomon’s testimony especially stunning is the fact that during those many years, God’s people–like we ourselves today–had chalked up a spotty record in the faith and obedience department. Yet the golden cord of God’s faithfulness winds its way through every day of all those decades and centuries. Not one word of our Lord’s good promises had ever failed. He had proven himself fully trustworthy.
And he will continue to do that in your life!
Are you counting on specific promises today? Or are you worried that your faithlessness or disobedience might have voided God’s promises to you? Then turn in repentant faith to the cross of your Savior. Confess your sins and cling to his promise to forgive and cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Then claim all the other promises you need as well. They are yours in Jesus.
Prayer: Father-God, you are always faithful. Your promises never fail. So now . . .
This devotion has been adapted from one that appeared in CTA’s devotion book for women, God’s Promises to a Woman’s Heart. This title is no longer in print, but we have several similar devotion books available for both men and women. Check them out!
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com