Genesis 28:15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
Has anyone ever made you a promise and then not come through? How upsetting. But what if thing became even worse? What if someone promised you something, and based on his or her promise, you promised someone else something. Then, when the original promise fell through, what you promised fell through as well. Now to those whom you made a promise, you seem to be untrustworthy, even though it was partially out of your control. Sort of gets you upset just to think about it.
In our passage today, we see God made a promise to Jacob. God promised to help, keep, and be with Jacob until He, God, had finished the work He planned for him. Furthermore, as we study the rest of the Bible, we find God kept His Word to Jacob. In fact, we find that God always keeps all His promises.
Wouldn’t it be nice if God would whisper something like this in your ear? A promise to finish everything He has planned for you in your life. Life might be easier to live if we only knew God was going to finish in us what he started. I have some great news for you. In the New Testament, we find God does say exactly that. Philippians 1:6, says, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
Live your life today knowing God is working in and through you. Today God wants to use you to complete a part of His overall plan for this world. You are a very big and vital part of it. If God has become the Lord of your life, He has begun a good work in you. His Word says He will finish that work. That is a promise.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Genesis 28-29 / Psalm 15 / Proverbs 15 / Matthew 19-20
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Genesis 27-28 / Matthew 9:18-38
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director