"Don't make promises you can't keep." We use this little proverb as a reminder of how costly our words can be. Making a promise means you have to perform what is necessary to fulfill it. After we stroll through the narratives of Genesis, adorned with the gems of God's promise, it is easy for a curious itch to prick our thoughts: Did God count the cost of his promise? The Lord swore the handsome blessing of salvation to Abraham: "I will be your God and you will be my people." The Lord promised to dwell with his people. Hebrews informs us, however, that no one will see God without holiness (12:14).
Zach Keele is pastor of Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Escondido, California.
Issue: "The Next Big Thing" March/April 2013 Vol. 22 No. 2 Page number(s): 19-21
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