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His Promises Are True

Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us…2 Corinthians 1:9-10 (NKJV)

I was out in the canyon while traveling to work one morning when I found myself being caught at a set of railroad tracks. Of course I was initially bummed, because I knew I would be detained for about 10 minutes, as this train was moving really slow.  As I sat there I looked up and saw one of the boxcars going by with the Union Pacific company logo on it, and right below it was the phrase, We will deliver!

How many times have we heard companies and individuals making claims regarding their ability to deliver, albeit a quality product, greater service, a better deal, or doing a better job in an elected office? I think people do this in an attempt to earn our confidence by giving their personal assurance of being able to deliver.  Unfortunately, there is far too many times where the claim is not backed up with a result.  When this happens we can find ourselves becoming skeptical and losing our confidence when it comes to placing our faith in others.  

I think the enemy loves when this happens, because he knows our skepticism will make its way into our heart, and it could even have an effect upon our confidence in the promises that God has made to us within His Word.  I have spoken with several people who have a hard time believing some of the Scriptures, because they find it hard to believe what God is promising to them. Unfortunately, some will get caught up in doubt and unbelief, because they do not take Scripture as absolute truth.  

The way I see it God has already proven Himself in so many ways — for since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so those who doubt are without excuse (cf. Rom. 1:20).  God gave approximately 300 written Messianic prophecies (promises) about the coming Messiah, and He did this hundreds of years before Jesus came and fulfilled every one of them.  God delivered on these prophecies and it proved His Word true. 

So when it comes to a promise to deliver, I will ultimately place my faith in Jesus Christ.  After all, He is God manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, without sin, and the chosen Messiah who will one day set up his kingdom on earth (Matthew 1:23). God says that whoever believes in Jesus will not perish but they will have everlasting life (John 3:16).  He’s my deliverer!

I want to encourage you to think and pray upon these things today.  

In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. Psalms 31:1 (NKJV)

STUDY QUESTION: According to 2 Cor. 1:9-10, what did Paul believe about Jesus with respect to His being able to deliver?

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Do you have absolute confidence in Jesus being able to deliver you with respect to your salvation and in every situation you may face?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: If you have put so great a faith in Jesus to deliver you from spiritual death, then I want to encourage you to place this same faith in Him to protect and provide for your every need. 

PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father, thank You for Your many promises within Your Word. Thank You for delivering Jesus to deliver me from my spiritual death. Help me to remember all that I have been given with His death upon the cross — especially when I am tempted to doubt my daily provisions or Your love for me. In Jesus’ precious name, amen…


Blessings upon your day, Scott




Copyright ©2017 by Pastor Scott Wright.
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