Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25th: Joshua 19-21; Luke 2:25-52 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 19-21; Luke 2:25-52

Joshua 21:45 Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

Simply put - God keeps His promises.  Always.

Unfortunately, He's also the only One that can be counted on to always keep all of His promises.  We don't.  We should, and we try, but inevitably we fail someone - sometimes it's within our control, and sometimes it's not in our control - but the result is the same nonetheless.

We cannot put our trust 100% in anyone other than God.  Yes, your spouse should be faithful. Yes, your best friend should be trustworthy.  Yes, your sister and your brother should keep their word.  But the reality is, that we are all human, and we will all fail those we love at some point.

Obviously, this is not an excuse for us not to attempt to be faithful!  In fact, it's a good reminder to us to be more purposeful about keeping our promises to our loved ones.

But above all, it's a reassurance that though others may fail you, God never will.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Joshua 22-24; Luke 3


Nathan Reimer said...

Luke 2:49-51
And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?”[d] 50 And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.

Here we see the difference between raising our own children, and having the responsibility of raising the Son of God. When our own children are young we are in charge and need to look after them, but here we see that Jesus is wiser then His parents but also shows respect in how He listens to them.

kjad said...

Joshua 21:45 stood out to me too, God always keeps his promises.