In a recent blog post, author/entrepreneur Seth Godin observed that we spend a great deal of time wrestling with promises, yet rarely invest time in creating better promises.
…6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)
In Hebrews 11, the writer paints a portrait of ordinary people experiencing remarkable things by living out their faith. Characters like Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Rahab, Gideon, and David reveal an uncommon trust in an extraordinary God. They believed God would follow through on His promises. Their actions demonstrated their faith. Some, like Noah, were called to persevere and endure for their faith for one major event. Others, like Abraham, were repeatedly called to respond in faith throughout their lives. Today, these spiritual heroes serve as an example inspiring us to do the same.
In my faith journey, I have learned that we don’t have to wrestle with God’s promises but can take them to the bank. He is trustworthy and His word is good.
Heavenly Father, we seek to honor and glorify You. You are trustworthy and keep your promises. As children of Your promise, help us be more like You in all we say and do. Grant us the wisdom and discernment needed to make promises we can keep so that those we encounter will know us as people of integrity whose word is good.
Questions to Consider:
- Do you keep your promises?
- Who are the spiritual heroes in your life?
- How are you investing in others?
The Devotional Guy™
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