A promise made is a promise kept when it’s made by God.
In Joshua 21 we read about how the Israelites received all of the land that God had promised their ancestors. Then God gave them rest – just like he had promised their ancestors.
Not one of their enemies could beat them. They had God on their side.
Just like he keeps all of his promises to us. The Bible is full of God’s promises to us. He is working in our lives everyday to fulfill those promises.
God works things out for our good – have you heard that one? Don’t forget the part of that promise that says he works things out for the good for those who love him. It’s through us actively loving him that he can work things out for us. While we’re showing we love him by studying his word, serving him and obeying him, he is working things out for our good.
It is through our faith that he is able to bless us. It is through our obedience that he can bring us joy. When we get our priorities straight and put God first – then he can give us peace.
It’s cause and effect with some supernatural surprises thrown in. Salvation is a free gift . After that, when we do the things God asks of us, we get to enjoy all of the fun and benefits of sanctification. Growing more and more like Jesus.
Until the day we get to actually BE with Jesus. Hallelujah!