Our granddaughter was married in December. She and her husband wrote and recited their own vows. Each line began with the words, I Promise. They had labored to write promises that were meaningful and spoke of commitment.
Promises and Vows are serious commitments and are not to be taken lightly. They promised, before their families and their church family and friends to devote themselves to each other. They took these vows before God and after seeking His wisdom.
I thought about promises, those we make to God and the ones He makes to us. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we are promising to make Him King of our lives. We are committing to worship and serve Him and only Him. I am afraid that I am not keeping that promise every moment of every day. It is so easy to let the world and daily life come between me and Jesus. I need to renew my vows to Him every day.
According to Bible Info.com, there are 3,573 promises in the Bible. God is a promise maker. More importantly, He is a promise keeper! The fifth commandment is the first one with a promise. “ Honor your father and mother. That it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:2-3.
It would take too long to find and list all of the promises found in God’s Word. You may want to study this on your own. The important thing to remember is that God never goes back on His Word. He always keeps His promises. “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23. “For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” II Corinthians 1:20. Praise God that He keeps His promises!
STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF CHRIST, MY KING! THRO’ ETERNAL AGES LET HIS PRAISES RING,
“GLORY IN THE HIGHEST!” I WILL SHOUT AND SING, STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD.
STANDING, STANDING, STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD, MY SAVIOR,
STANDING, STANDING, I’M STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD.