Tozer Devotional

Tue, March 06, 2018

Promises and the Promiser

Is there anyone among us, any human being, who has not experienced the sadness and disappointment of a promise not kept? More than a few times we have heard an apology, an excuse, perhaps a downright fabrication: "I'm sorry. I thought I could do what I promised you, but I find it is not humanly possible."

That is the language and the experience of human beings. Quite the opposite is our experience when we relate with God. All of God's promises are sure. They are as reliable as His character. Here is how the writer of the letter to the Hebrews puts it:

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, 'I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.' And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised (Hebrews 6:13–15).

I must confess that in my ministry I keep repeating some of the things I know about God and His faithful promises. Why do I insist that all Christians should know for themselves the kind of God they love and serve? It is because all the promises of God rest completely upon His character.

Verse

By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. Hebrews 11:11

Thought

We learn to judge promises largely on the basis of who is making them whether politician, salesperson, close friend or family member. It is the proven character of the promiser that assures or dissuades us as to promise fulfillment. The more we experience God the more we shall know His character and trust His word.

Prayer

O God, You are faithful to Your promises. Forgive me for ever doubting.

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 8 - Jesus, Keeper of God's Promises

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