MARCH 8

One final thing we should consider about the Bible’s two major divisions, the Old and New Testaments, is the meaning most often associated with the word “testament” today. In our day and time, the common usage of the word “testament” is in reference to a person’s “Last Will and Testament.” A “Last Will and Testament” tells what someone has left to others upon the occasion of his or her death.

The Bible, divided into an Old and New Testament, may be viewed as the “Last Will and Testament” of Jesus Christ. It tells us all about what God has left us as a result Christ’s death for us! Contrary to popular opinion, the Bible is not a rule book, but a promise book. It’s a book that tells us all that God has promised us as a result of Christ death for us.

In 2 Peter 1:4, the Apostle Peter wrote,“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” Notice, Peter taught that it is God’s promises, not his commands, that produces godliness in us and results in the lust of the world losing all of its luster to us. Once we realize all that God has promised us in Christ, we will fall so in love with Christ and be so thankful to God that we will always want to please Christ and never again find the lusts of this world alluring.

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I shall not fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call.
Resting in my Savior as my All in all,
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.