The Promise Of God, Part 3

Psalms 119:76 “Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”

The promise of God that brings comfort was first made through the Scriptures and in Christ Jesus. Secondly, the promise had an adoptive nature to it as it is summed up in the words, “I will be your God, and you shall be my people.” The third part is the promise answers how it can be possible for a sinful people group to be made the people of God.

This promise is the promise of the gospel (Romans 1:1–2) made through the seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15) in the person of Jesus Christ (Acts 13:22–23; 2 Samuel 7:12–13). It includes the forgiveness of sin (Isaiah 1:18; Hebrews 8:12), a new heart (Jeremiah 31:33, Hebrews 8:10) born in us through the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:33; Ephesians 1:13) who will sanctify us in holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1), and enable us to persevere in affliction (Isaiah 43:2) till we enter our eternal rest (Hebrews 4:1) in heaven (Titus 1:2; 2 Peter 3:13). This gospel is the good news which includes both Jew and Gentile (Ephesians 3:6; Galatians 3).

This steadfast love of our God brings such comfort. His promises to us will never fail. We can hope in his unfailing love.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭3–9‬ ESV)

Have a blessed Lord’s Day! 

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