God’s Promises

Throughout our lives, we will make countless promises…perhaps more than we should
(Matthew 5:37). As children; we might promise our parents that we will “be good,” or as adults,
we will promise a spouse our love and care. But the unfortunate reality is that not every promise
made is kept. Sometimes, people fail to keep their word for any number of reasons and break
their promises.

The Bible is full of promises from God. He promises to care for, love, and save us from
our sins. He promises to protect us, to hear and answer our prayers, and to provide us with an
eternal home in heaven. But as “precious and magnificent” as God’s promises are, one of the
greatest blessings a Christian can know is that God always keeps His promises (1 Peter 1:4).

In Titus 1:2, Paul writes, “in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie,
promised long ages ago.” The specific promise that Paul refers to is “eternal life,” and he
clarifies that God promised this “before time began” (NJKV). But what also stands out is that
God “cannot lie.” Paul does not say that God tries or chooses not to lie or always intends to tell
the truth; instead, God “cannot lie.” This means that no matter what promise God has made or
how incredible or impossible it might seem, because He is God, He will always keep that

Matt Langfield