Saturday, June 12, 2010

God Keeps His Promises

Bill Rice Ranch - First Light Devotionals 

Jeremiah 33:20 "Thus saith the LORD; if ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their seasons;"
Jeremiah 33 is about the Davidic Covenant and how the Messiah--the Lord Jesus--will reign from the throne of David. We find an interesting thought in verses 20-21: "If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their seasons; Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant. . . ."  God presented an "if-then" scenario about His covenant "of the day and the night."  A covenant is a promise, and Jeremiah 33:20 tells us that God has a covenant with "the day!"
Does God really have a promise with the day? Yes, He does! God's promise is that in every season (day), there is sun by day and moon by night. That means God has a promise with the sun!  It has always risen. Have you ever heard the expression, "As sure as the sun rises?"  Nothing is more sure than the rising of the sun! Sometimes we refer to the "laws of nature," but they are really the laws of God Almighty.
The same God who made a promise with the sun also made a promise with David and the priests (and by extension, with you). God did not make a promise with an object; He made a promise with a person. What God was pointing out is that if you can break His promise with the sun that rises every day, then He can break His promises with you. God's promises to you are just as certain as His promises to His world.
So, how certain is tomorrow's sun? 50/50? 70/30? Of course not! You are 100% certain of tomorrow's sun, but is it possible that you may not immediately see the sun? There has never been a day when the sun did not rise, but there have been days (from our earthly view) that the sun did not rise. In fact, this week, it was rainy and overcast; but above the clouds the sun was still there.
God always keeps His promise to the sun, but do you think that God has more care and concern for the sun than He does of you? Sometimes we do think like this, and that is why God wrote these verses! The people to whom Jeremiah 33 was written thought that God had forgotten His promise because they were limited to their earthly view-there were some clouds between them and the sun.
Can you think of another heavenly sign that God has made to remind us of His promises? The rainbow! God made a promise that He would never again destroy the world by flood. The truth is, God keeps His promises--both to the day and to you! Aren't you glad for that fact? If you see the sun in the sky today, remember that there is a God in heaven who keeps His promises. If you see clouds today, remember that He has not forgotten His promises--God always keeps His promises.

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-Evangelist Dan Potter
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