- An Eternal Guarantee –
by, Feb 21st 2012 at 03:47 AM (191 Views)
Deuteronomy 31:8, “The LORD, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you nor forsake you”
Sometime ago I bought a couple of suitcase’s with a lifetime guarantee. The manufacturer said, “We don’t care who breaks it, we’ll repair or replace it for free, forever.” To its credit, the company repaired one of the suitcases once, just as promised. However, a short time ago I learned that the business had filed for bankruptcy and its future was in serious doubt. If the company goes under, so does the lifetime guarantee? Promises are the hope of our heart. Think about it … a child’s security depends on a parent’s promise to keep him or her safe. A spouse can live with confidence because of a mate’s promise of fidelity, loyalty, and love. Businesses depend on promises from employees, vendors, and clients. Countries remain safe when neighbors keep their promise to honor their borders. But unfortunately, hearts and relationships are broken in all of those situations by un-kept promises. My friend, in a world where we can’t always depend on guarantees, there is one promise we can trust in completely. Throughout Scripture we find the Lord’s pledge to be with His people. In Deuteronomy 31:8 we read Moses’ assuring words to Joshua: “The LORD … will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed”. This promise is repeated in the New Testament: “He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:5-6). The promise of God’s unfailing presence with us is the key to living with confidence and contentment. No matter how many pledges are broken by people, God’s promises will last through all time and eternity. You are probably asking why? Well because He is eternal and He can give us an eternal guarantee.
If anyone had reason to wonder if God could or would keep His promises, it was Abraham. We know that what God had promised him, that he and his wife could have a child when they were both past 90 years old, could not have happened without divine intervention. I challenge you to search the Scriptures diligently and claim the promises of God that apply to you. Promises truly are the hope of the heart, and God always keeps His word, because the one thing God cannot do is act contrary to His nature. Surely we can put our confidence in the teachings, promises, and warnings of the truly dependable One, God our Creator.
God’s promises have no expiration date and come with an eternal guarantee.