Best to follow THE ONE who keeps His Promises.

The deceiver is deceived, as we come to the famous story of Jacob and his two wives -Rachel, and her sister, Leah. (Genesis 29 and 30)

This text is full of deception, envy, and even sex, as the two sisters send in their maids in a baby competition.

We feel sad for unloved Leah. We may even blush as the Bible describes the goings on in this family.

Clearly, this is not God’s perfect will.
However, we see the Lord allow these sin-filled choices. As we stick with Genesis, we will see heartache and turmoil follow this family. And we may ask ourselves why God would choose to keep His promises to people like this.

Except, if we think about it, if we honestly assess our own lives, shouldn’t we also wonder why God would choose to keep His promises to you and I?

I know my sin. I know the things I’ve done. I realize I’m capable of far worse. But God, this God of Jacob, He is the PROMISE KEEPER!

And sometimes, many times, as I think about my own life and the lives of those I love, this truth about God, keeps me going.

The free will of those around us, the ability of ourselves and others to sinfully mess things up, will not keep God from keeping His promises.

He is the God of Genesis all the way through Revelation. His Word and His will shall stand!

He has fulfilled prophecies of old and things will continue to happen just as He said.

And there’s such hope in that. And if we believe this, there is profound and compelling reason to walk away from our way and walk in His way.

Every other choice is insanity.

Eugene Peterson famously characterized the Christian walk as a “long obedience in the same direction.”

That journey is made up of days…one day at a time, and each one of those days is filled with new mercies (Lam 3:22-23).

May our response be, as Paul said, “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil 3:12-14)

We press on, with eyes on Christ, for all the promises of God find their yes in Christ Jesus. (2 Cor 1:20)

What a Savior!

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