God’s Greatest Promise

From Our Shield and Defender Devotional.

2 Peter 1:4

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.

Any person who objectively reads the Scriptures will quickly realize that the Scriptures are replete with the promises of God. And, if you believe the Scriptures, then I think you would agree that this is true. Because God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19, Titus 1:2, Hebrews 6:18), and because God treasures His Word (Psalm 138:2), each and every written word of God is a promise from God Himself. Thus, I believe that all of Scripture (Old and New Testaments) is a promise from God Himself. God desires that every man and woman understand and accept His plan for the redemption of mankind from the condemnation of sin.

I believe that within Scripture there are numerous complementary promises–each playing a specific role in God’s redemption of mankind from sin. And so I ask you: Of all the complementary promises of God (promises about salvation, heaven, prophecy, etc.), is there one single promise greater than all the others? Or, are all of the complementary promises of God equally essential?

Are you and I standing on the promises of God?



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