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Bible Promises

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God's Promises given to His children,
providing them with the ability
to walk faithfully and victoriously.

"Having therefore these Promises, dearly beloved,
let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God"

(2 Corinthians 7:1).

"God has given no pledge which He will not redeem, and encouraged no hope which He will not fulfill."

"No promise is of private interpretation: it belongs not to one saint but to all believers. If, my brother, thou canst in faith lie down upon a promise and take thy rest thereon, it is thine... Come, weary one, use thy LORD's words as thy pillows. Lie down in peace. Dream only of Him.

"Since God is unchangeable, He will continue to be mindful of us in the future as He has been in the past; and His mindfulness is tantamount to blessing us. But we have here not only the conclusion of reason but the declaration of inspiration; we have it on the Holy Ghost's authority -- 'He will bless us.' This means great things and unsearchable. The very indistinctness of the promise indicates its infinite reach. He will bless us after His own divine manner, and that forever and ever, Therefore, let us each say, 'Bless the LORD, O my soul!'"

"The writer of these pages knows what it is to hang on the bare arm of God, and he bears his willing witness that no trust is so well warranted by facts, or so sure to be rewarded by results, as trust in the invisible but ever-living God."

-above xcerpts from "Faith's Checkbook" ---New Window SEE TODAY'S ENTRY ---New Window
by C. H. Spurgeon

God Shall Supply

"The promises were made to be used--they were made to be used by God's children, by all who will believe them and appropriate them. They were not made to lay concealed in a gilt-edged Bible, but to be read, understood, and used. The fact is, the Bible is like a book of checks put into the hands of the needy, and we are to use them when we want anything: thus God has given promises to every class and description of persons; and these promises were given not to be hoarded up, but to be used--we are to draw liberally and freely upon the divine bounty for all the blessings that we need... If Christians will but understand and get the impression deeply imbedded in their own minds, that these promises are regarded by God as their inheritance, given them to be used by them under all the circumstances in which they find themselves placed, they would often much better understand the meaning of the apostle, when he says, 'whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises.'"

-from "The Promises of God" ---New Window by Charles G. Finney. A "PENNY PULPIT" sermon.---New Window


The following Scripture listings
describe the type of Promises
offered by the LORD Jesus to His people.
They are a small taste of the unlimited
the LORD supplies to meet our every need.

"Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering;
(for He is Faithful that promised)"

(Hebrews 10:23).

Abiding in the LORD ---New Window 6-28-98
Katie Stewart

John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me."


According to Your Faith, Or, The Fundamental Rule of Conduct for the Kingdom of God ---New Window 11-18-99
Tom Stewart

Like a Divine Cycle, faith in the Promises teach us to trust in God, because "all the Promises of God in [Christ Jesus] are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us" (2Corinthians 1:20). Building Christian Confidence is not a humanistic confidence in self, but it is the confidence that God, "that cannot lie" (Titus 1:2), will do as He said. "God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19). The Apostle John wrote in his First Epistle that his purpose in writing, like a Divine Cycle, was to those who had already believed on the LORD Jesus, that they may further understand Him, that they would be encouraged to further trust Him. "These things have I written unto you that believe on the Name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have Eternal Life, and that ye may believe on the Name of the Son of God" (1John 5:13)... Faith is inescapably tied to the Promises. "That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the Promises" (Hebrews 6:12). The LORD will take us at whatever level of Spiritual development that we possess, and He will give further revelations of Himself, His Word, and His character. "He that hath My Commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love Him, and will manifest Myself to Him" (John 14:21).


All the Promises in Christ Jesus are Yea ---New Window 12-2-2001
Katie Stewart

"Humanly speaking, we affirm something is true, or is not true, saying that this or that may happen, or may not happen. 'Do I [the Apostle Paul] purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay [yes, yes, and no, no]?' (2Corinthians 1:17). But Spiritually speaking, that is, applying the Principles and Promises of God's Word to any given situation led of the Spirit to address, we must adamantly affirm, 'Yes! Only God states Absolute Truth. This WILL happen!' 'As God is True, our Word toward you was not yea and nay' (1:18). Why? Because Jesus,Who is our 'Yea' and our 'Amen', secures ONLY 'Yea [Yes]' and 'Amen [Verily, Truly]' answers to our faith. '19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, Who was preached among you by us, even by me [Paul] and Silvanus and Timotheus, was NOT yea and nay [yes and no], but in Him was YEA. 20 For ALL the Promises of God in Him are Yea [Yes], and in Him Amen [Verily, Truly], unto the Glory of God by us' (1:19-20). It is this very fact that allows the LORD the liberty to offer freely His Blank Check Promises-- with strings attached, most certainly-- but none the less LIMITLESS."


Approval in the LORD ---New Window 7-19-98
Katie Stewart

1 Tim. 2:1-3 "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all Godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour."


Bodily Health in the LORD ---New Window 11-11-97
Katie Stewart

Ps. 42:11 "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, Who is The Health Of My Countenance, and my God."


Comfort in the LORD ---New Window 9-8-98
Katie Stewart

Rom. 15:4-5 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Now The God Of Patience And Consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus."


Confidence in the LORD ---New Window 11-11-97
Katie Stewart

Prov. 3:25-26 "Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken."66


Deliverance in the LORD ---New Window 7-9-99
Katie Stewart

"But we had the sentence of death in ourselves,
that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver:
in Whom we trust that He will yet deliver us."
(2 Corinthians 1:9-10)


Emergency Phone Numbers from the Scripture, Or, Finding Help in Times of Need ---New Window

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the Throne Of Grace, that we may obtain Mercy, and find Grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).


Every One That Is Born of the Spirit ---New Window 12-5-99
Katie Stewart

The obedient children of Abba, through intercession, "bloweth where [He] listeth", having great liberty to go where He desires.


Exceeding Great and Precious Promises, Or, How God Has Ingeniously Designed His Promises to Sanctify His People ---New Window 3-7-98
Tom Stewart

Our day-to-day needs have been ordained by God to cause us the necessity of discovering some new aspect of the character of the LORD Jesus that we may lay hold of by means of the Exceeding Great and Precious Promises. "But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19).


Favour in the LORD ---New Window 6-21-99
Katie Stewart

Prov. 3:3-4 "Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man."

Rom. 14:18 "For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men."


Forgiveness in the LORD ---New Window 7-10-99
Katie Stewart

Compiled by Katie Stewart
in our "Promises" section
"For Thou, LORD, art good, and ready to forgive;
and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee."
(Psalm 86:5)


Fulness in the LORD ---New Window 2-26-2000
Katie Stewart

Eph. 4:13 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ." 36


Guidance in the LORD ---New Window 5-24-99
Katie Stewart

Ps. 32:8 "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine Eye." 34


HIS Coming ---New Window 1-20-99
Katie Stewart

Matt. 16:27 "The Son Of Man shall Come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works."


Healing in the LORD ---New Window 2-18-98
Katie Stewart

Deut. 32:39 "See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand."


Help in the LORD ---New Window 2-18-98
Katie Stewart

Ps. 121:1-2 "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my Help. My Help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth."


Hope in the LORD ---New Window 11-11-97
Katie Stewart

Ps. 16:9 "Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope."


How I Know God Answers Prayer, The Personal Testimony of One Lifetime ---New Window 1921
Rosalind Goforth (Mrs. Jonathan Goforth) Went to China in 1888

"It seems fitting that this little book of personal testimonies to answered prayer should have a brief introductory word as to how they came to be written. The question has been asked by some who read many of these testimonies as they appeared in the pages of The Sunday School Times: 'How could you write such personal and sacred incidents in your life?' I could not have written them but for a very clear, God-given leading."


In God We Trust, Or, The Freedom of Believing in Someone Who Has Never Failed ---New Window 2-3-2002
Katie Stewart

"Faith in God Almighty is simple in concept and practice because the LORD is Absolute in every sense. He is easy to believe! And it is for this reason, that rejection of Him is the greatest crime of all. "For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more" (Luke 12:48). And this quality of being Absolute, if received in faith, is not only the Greatest Blessing Of All, but also the easiest to obtain. "Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God MUST believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6)."


Intercession Promises: Casting The Net, Or, Help in Becoming Fishers of Men ---New Window 5-1-99
Katie Stewart

"And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after Me, and I will make you to become fishers of men" (Mark 1:17).
In "looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2), we not only find Our Way, but The Way for others. And we will find that His "free Gift... the Gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many" (Romans 5:15). The souls of men are the reward of His increase. For if Jesus Christ is the Net with which we use to catch men, then they will be truly and eternally caught!
Also included:
A Vision Of The Lost
by William Booth (1829 - 1912)
Founder of the Salvation Army
"On one of my recent journeys, as I gazed from the coach window, I was led into a train of thought concerning the condition of the multitudes around me. They were living carelessly in the most open and shameless rebellion against God, without a thought for their eternal welfare. As I looked out of the window, I seemed to see them all... millions of people all around me given up to their drink and their pleasure, their dancing and their music, their business and their anxieties, their politics and their troubles. Ignorant- willfully ignorant in many cases- and in other instances knowing all about the truth and not caring at all. But all of them, the whole mass of them, sweeping on and up in their blasphemies and devilries to the Throne of God. While my mind was thus engaged, I had a vision."


Joy in the LORD ---New Window 6-11-98
Katie Stewart

Ps. 43:4 "Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my Exceeding Joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise Thee, O God my God."


Judgment in the LORD ---New Window 4-19-99
Katie Stewart

Is. 28:5-6 "In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a Crown Of Glory, and for a Diadem Of Beauty, unto the residue of His people, and for a Spirit Of Judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for Strength to them that turn the battle to the gate."


Love in the LORD ---New Window 5-11-98
Katie Stewart

Song 2:4 "He brought me to the Banqueting House, and His banner over me was love." 36


Martyrdom in the LORD ---New Window 11-11-97
Katie Stewart

Ps. 17:15 "As for me, I will behold Thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness."


Mercy in the LORD ---New Window 5-11-98
Katie Stewart

Ex. 20:6 "Showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My Commandments."


Miracles in the LORD ---New Window 8-13-99
Katie Stewart

At every mention of Miracles performed by our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ, could we not, as His ambassadors, perform such Miracles by the Promise of His Word-- "greater works than these shall [ye] do"?. In the troubled times that lay ahead, Tribulation saints will especially NEED the LORD's Power displayed in Miracles. "Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this Man [put your name here] doeth many Miracles" (John 11:47).


Our Children in the LORD ---New Window
Katie Stewart

Acts 2:39 "For the Promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call."


Patience and Endurance in the LORD ---New Window 12-23-98
Katie Stewart

Rev. 3:10 "Because thou hast kept The WORD Of My Patience, I also will keep thee from the Hour Of Temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."


Peace in the LORD ---New Window 11-11-97
Katie Stewart

John 16:33 "These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."


Pollyanna, Rejoicing, and the Promises ---New Window 6-12-05
Tom Stewart

Pollyanna is a book by Eleanor Porter, a movie by Walt Disney, and a label for those whose optimism overreaches the boundaries of the reality seen by others. You can see why 100-year-old Abraham-- with 90-year-old Sarah-- could have been labelled a Pollyanna for believing God's promise of a son, as well as becoming the Father of a Great Nation. "20 He staggered not at the Promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in Faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform" (Romans 4:20-21). Dare we be called a Pollyanna for our rejoicing optimism in the Promises of God?


Power in the LORD ---New Window 5-8-98
Katie Stewart

Acts 1:8 "But ye shall receive Power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."


Precious Bible Promises, Also known as Clarke's Scripture Promises. ---New Window (1684-1759)
Compiled by Samuel Clarke, D.D.

Compiled by Samuel Clarke more than 274 years ago, Precious Bible Promises is more than a sampling of the vows of a Loving God to fulfil the certainties of His Everlasting Word to a trusting soul, but it is a reference from which to begin to mine the unfathomable treasures of Christ-- in the times of calm before the promised storms. "For all the Promises of God in Him are Yea, and in Him Amen, unto the Glory of God by us" (2Corinthians 1:20).


Promises for Building Up Your Most Holy Faith ---New Window 2004
Katie Stewart

Reproduced Faithfully From the Notes of Katie Stewart. "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your Most Holy Faith, praying in the Holy Ghost" (Jude 20).


Promises for: HIS Coming ---New Window 1-20-99
Katie Stewart

Matt. 16:27 "The Son Of Man shall Come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works."


Provision in the LORD ---New Window 10-12-98
Katie Stewart

Gen. 1:29 "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."


Safety in the LORD ---New Window 11-11-97
Katie Stewart

Prov. 21:31 "safety is of the LORD"


Salvation in the LORD ---New Window 1-13-99
Katie Stewart

Ps. 85:4,7,9 "Turn us, O God of our Salvation, and cause Thine anger toward us to cease... 7 Show us Thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us Thy Salvation... 9 Surely His Salvation is nigh them that fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land."


Sanctification in the LORD ---New Window 9-4-98
Katie Stewart

1 Cor. 1:30 "But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us Wisdom, and Righteousness, and Sanctification, and Redemption."


Temperance in the LORD ---New Window 12-27-98
Katie Stewart

1 Cor. 9:25,27 "And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible... But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."


The Victory List ---New Window
Robert Gunn

Or Abbreviated with References Only
Rich! The WORD of God spread out as a Feast! Study the LORD's ample provision as our Overcomer. Thank you, Rob!


Unity in the LORD ---New Window 7-13-98
Katie Stewart

Eph. 4:3-6;13 "Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. One LORD, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, Who is above all, and through all, and in you all... Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ."


Victory in the LORD ---New Window 4-21-98
Katie Stewart

1 Cor. 15:57 "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our LORD Jesus Christ."


What is the Prayer of Faith? ---New Window 3-12-2000
Katie Stewart

"And the Prayer of Faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him" (James 5:15).

"Not every prayer from the lips of a sincere Christian gets an affirmative nod from Above. Many times prayer does not yield the desired results we yearn for. 'Hope deferred maketh the heart sick' (Proverbs 13:12). Hope precedes all prayer, but only when the answer comes do we recognize the difference that Faith makes in praying. 'But when the desire cometh, it is a Tree of Life' (13:12). Picture lightning. When God's will makes contact with our hope, Faith is established and grace races down the lightning rod of experience. Faith is the way you use God's grace. It's our part to exercise the Faith God authors, but its God's part to finish it."


Wisdom in the LORD ---New Window 11-11-97
Katie Stewart

Prov. 1:23 "Turn to My reproof, Behold, I will pour out My Spirit on you; I will make My Words known to you."


"Let all those that put their trust in Thee
(Psalm 5:11).

"Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of Promise the immutability of His Counsel, confirmed it by an Oath: that... we might have a Strong Consolation... to lay hold upon the Hope set before us: which Hope we have as an Anchor Of The Soul, both sure and stedfast"
(Hebrews 6:17-19).


Related Topics:

C. G. Finney

The Oberlin Evangelist
Lectures Index ---New Window

Sermons and Lectures by Charles G. Finney,
president of Oberlin College

1839 "The Promises" ---New Window

I. I shall preface what I have to say upon this subject
with several preliminary remarks, with regard to the promises of the Scripture.
II. Show the design of the promises.
III. Show that they are adequate to that for which they are designed.
IV. Show why they are not fulfilled in us."

Six Excerpts from
"Faith's Checkbook"
A Daily Devotional by Charles H. Spurgeon
- excerpts from "Faith's Checkbook" ---New Window SEE TODAY'S ENTRY ---New Window by C. H. Spurgeon
The Good Shepherd

"Jesus saith that His sheep shall go in and out and find pasture; go forth, then, and feed in the rich meadows of boundless love."
-- C. H. Spurgeon

"Behold, the LORD GOD will come with strong hand, and His arm shall rule for Him: behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him. He shall feed His flock like a Shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young" (Isaiah 40:10-11).

1. Rest on a Promise
"The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it"
(Genesis 28:13).

"No promise is of private interpretation: it belongs not to one saint but to all believers. If, my brother, thou canst in faith lie down upon a promise and take thy rest thereon, it is thine. Where Jacob 'lighted' and tarried and rested, there he took possession. Stretching his weary length upon the ground, with the stones of that place for his pillows, he little fancied that he was thus entering into ownership of the land; yet so it was. He saw in his dream that wondrous ladder which for all true believers unites earth and heaven, and surely where the foot of the ladder stood he must have a right to the soil, for other wise he could not reach the divine stairway. All the promises of God are 'Yea' and 'Amen' in Christ Jesus, and as He is ours, every promise is ours if we will but lie down upon it in restful faith.

Come, weary one, use thy LORD's words as thy pillows. Lie down in peace. Dream only of Him. Jesus is thy ladder of light. See the angels coming and going upon Him between thy soul and thy God, and be sure that the promise is thine own God-given portion and that it will not be robbery for thee to take it to thyself, as spoken specially to thee."

2. Remind God of His Promise
"And Thou saidst, I will surely do thee good"
(Genesis 32:12).

"This is the sure way of prevailing with the LORD in prayer. We may humbly remind Him of what He has said. Our faithful God will never run back from His Word, nor will He leave it unfulfilled; yet He loves to be enquired of by His people and put in mind of His promise. This is refreshing to their memories, reviving to their faith, and renewing to their hope. God's Word is given, not for His sake, but for ours. His purposes are settled, and He needs nothing to bind Him to His design of doing His people good; but He gives the promise for our strengthening and comfort. Hence He wishes us to plead it and say to Him, 'Thou saidst.'

'I will surely do thee good' is just the essence of all the LORD's gracious sayings. Lay a special stress on the word surely. He will do us good, real good, lasting good, only good, every good. He will make us good, and this is to do us good in the very highest degree. He will treat us as He does his saints while we are here, and that is good. He will soon take us to be with Jesus and all His chosen, and that is supremely good. With this promise in our hearts we need not fear angry Esau nor anyone else. If the LORD will do us good, who can do us hurt?"

3. He Freely Gives
"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?"
(Romans 8:32).

"If this is not a promise in form, it is in fact. Indeed, it is more than one promise, it is a conglomerate of promises. It is a mass of rubies, and emeralds, and diamonds, with a nugget of gold for their setting. It is a question which can never be answered so as to cause us any anxiety of heart. What can the LORD deny us after giving us Jesus? If we need all things in heaven and earth, He will grant them to us: for if there had been a limit anywhere, He would have kept back His own Son."

4. Hear So as to Be Heard
"If ye abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you"
(John 15:7).

"Note well that we must hear Jesus speak if we expect Him to hear us speak. If we have no ear for Christ, He will have no ear for us. In proportion as we hear we shall be heard.

Moreover, what is heard must remain, must live in us, and must abide in our character as a force and a power. We must receive the truths which Jesus taught, the precepts which He issued, and the movements of His Spirit within us; or we shall have no power at the Mercy Seat.

Suppose our LORD's words to be received and to abide in us, what a boundless field of privilege is opened up to us! We are to have our will in prayer, because we have already surrendered our will to the LORD's command. Thus are Elijahs trained to handle the keys of heaven and lock or loose the clouds. One such man is worth a thousand common Christians. Do we humbly desire to be intercessors for the church and the world, and like Luther to be able to have what we will of the LORD? Then we must bow our ear to the voice of the Well-beloved, treasure up His words, and carefully obey them. He has need to 'hearken diligently' who would pray effectually."

Heavenly Wealth
"No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly"
(Psalm 84:11).

"Many pleasing things the LORD may withhold but 'no good thing.' He is the best judge of what is good for us. Some things are assuredly good, and these we may have for the asking through Jesus Christ our LORD.

Holiness is a good thing, and this He will work in us freely. Victory over evil tendencies, strong tempers, and evil habits He will gladly grant, and we ought not to remain without it.

Full assurance He will bestow, and near communion with Himself, and access into all truth, and boldness with prevalence at the mercy seat. If we have not these, it is from want of faith to receive and not from any unwillingness of God to give. A calm, a heavenly frame, great patience, and fervent love--all these will He give to holy diligence.

But note well that we must 'walk uprightly.' There must be no cross purposes and crooked dealings; no hypocrisy nor deceit. If we walk foully God cannot give us favors, for that would be a premium upon sin. The way of uprightness is the way of heavenly wealth-wealth so large as to include every good thing.

What a promise to plead in prayer! Let us get to our knees."

6. Care of Our Feet
"He will keep the feet of His saints"
(1 Samuel 2:9).

"The way is slippery and our feet are feeble, but the LORD will keep our feet. If we give ourselves up by obedient faith to be His holy ones, He will Himself be our guardian. Not only will He charge His angels to keep us, but He Himself will preserve our goings.

  1. He will keep our feet from falling so that we do not defile our garments, wound our souls, and cause the enemy to blaspheme.

  2. He will keep our feet from wandering so that we do not go into paths of error, or ways of folly, or courses of the world's custom.

  3. He will keep our feet from swelling through weariness, or blistering because of the roughness and length of the way.

  4. He will keep our feet from wounding: our shoes shall be iron and brass so that even though we tread on the edge of the sword, or on deadly serpents, we shall not bleed or be poisoned.

  5. He will also pluck our feet out of the net. We shall not be entangled by the deceit of our malicious and crafty foes.

With such a promise as this, let us run without weariness and walk without fear. He who keeps our feet will do it effectually."

- excerpts from "
Faith's Checkbook" ---New Window SEE TODAY'S ENTRY ---New Window by C. H. Spurgeon


A Series of Articles
in our "Fellowship" section.

Keeping Covenant
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"And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like Thee, in Heaven above, or on Earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with Thy servants that walk before Thee with all their heart"
(1Kings 8:23).

God keeps His Word, and expects the same of us.

From the beginning of man's history, the Creator has progressively made Himself known through His Word and works. "Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?" (Jeremiah 23:23). Though man often complains that life has no instruction manual, the Faithful God has always made Himself known to man. "1 God, Who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 hath in these Last Days spoken unto us by His Son, Whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds" (Hebrews 1:1-2). The very fact that the Son of God, Who is the "Word of Life" (1John 1:1), came into this world as human flesh, demonstrates the importance that God places upon making His Word known. "19 For it pleased the Father that in Him [Jesus] should all fulness dwell... 2:3 In Whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge... 9 For in Him [Jesus] dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 1:19; 2:3, 9).

Solomon's prayer at the dedication of the Temple, which Ussher's Chronology places at 1004 BC, indicates the understanding that Israel's godly king possessed of the character of God, about 3,000 years after man's creation. "There is no God like Thee, in Heaven above, or on Earth beneath, Who keepest covenant [i.e., performs His agreement or contract] and mercy with Thy servants that walk before Thee with all their heart" (1Kings 8:23). Whatever else that could be said of the Living God, Solomon knew that Jehovah keeps His Word, which binds Him to the Saints with an ironclad covenant. "Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God, the Faithful God, which keepeth covenant [Hebrew, berith] and mercy with them that love Him and keep His Commandments to a thousand generations" (Deuteronomy 7:9). Of course, all that remains, is for man to be correspondingly faithful at keeping his word to God. "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48). "He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked" (1John 2:6).


"Fluctuations in income and apparent prosperity
did not take George Mueller by surprise.
He expected them, for
if there were no crises and critical emergencies
how could there be critical deliverances?
His trust was in God,
not in donors or human friends or worldly circumstances:
and because he trusted in the Living God who says of Himself,

'I am the Lord, I change not.'"

--from George Mueller of Bristol , chapter 18: "Faith and Patience in Serving"

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