God’s promises are a major theme throughout the Bible. One of my favorites is 1 John 4:4, “You are from God and have overcome them because the One who is in You is greater than the one who is in the world.” In this brief statement of fact, John unwittingly introduces a slogan that generations of Christ-followers have marched out into the unknowns of their life with confident knowledge that God has already one the eschatological battle between good and evil. This is an important reality check that 1) there is evil in the world that I have to face everyday and 2) the Holy Spirit in followers of Christ is stronger. The catch is we have to daily nurture the power of the Holy Spirit in prayer, bible reading, and the fellowship of holy alliances in order remain sensitive to its leading, face the challenges evil pounding on us, and, subsequently, lay hold to the promise – overcoming them with Christ’s victory over sin and death.
Ultimately, God expects us to face our challenges as opportunities to establish our faith and glorify His name.
Point being, God lefts us promises to give us the hope we need to navigate our way through an otherwise hopeless world. Are the promises of God the touchstones of your faith? What promises of God anchor you when the storms of life threaten to pound away your faith? Have ever did a reviewed a list of all the promises of God throughout the bible that are intended to empower us in our faith walks? Is your life a beautiful blaze lighting the way to Christ?
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