Promises Of God

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The Bible is filled with promises from God.  Biblical scholars differ on the actual number of God’s promises, though most agree that they number in the thousands.  However, what matters more than the quantity of God’s promises is the fact that we can trust him to do what only he can – to deliver on every one of them.

In earthly terms, a promise is a declaration that we will do something, or that something will happen.  Our promises, therefore, are inherently conditioned on our follow-through.  But as we know, our earthly limitations can prevent us from keeping our promises, no matter how well intentioned they may be.

Conversely, God’s promises are not subject to his future action; they have already been delivered.  It is when we trust that God has done for us what we cannot do for ourselves that we truly become his children – and receive the gift of his promises.  As Lead Pastor Ben Snyder, teaches in GrowthTrack, knowing God for life means knowing and trusting his
promises and living from them every day, rather than living to obtain them.  To know God is to receive his promises, and to know that he never fails to fulfill his word.

Read these selected Bible verses to further unpack Scripture detailing God’s promises. NOTE: All verses from New Living Translation (NLT)

Forgiveness:
Matthew 18:21-22
Luke 6:37
Luke 23:34
Ephesians 4:32

Eternal life:
John 3:16
Ephesians 2:8-10
1 Timothy 6:12
1 John 5:13-14

Holy Spirit:
John 3:5-6
John 14:26
Acts 4:31
Romans 8:26

Power over sin:
Romans 6:12-14
Hebrews 2:17-18
1 Peter 4:1-2
1 John 3:3

New family
Psalm 133:1
John 3:6
Romans 8:14-17
Ephesians 1:5

Belonging
2 Corinthians 1:22-23
Galatians 3:28
1 John 3:1
1 John 4:4

Purpose
Exodus 9:16
Proverbs 19:21
Romans 8:28
Philippians 2:12-13