A friend of mine used this illustration during our Vacation Bible School a few weeks ago.
While she was talking about something entirely different, she casually place a twenty dollar bill on the floor and said it was there for the taking, then she continued on with her message. At first, no one moved, then finally one child ran up to the stage and retrieved the money. When my friend asked why everyone hesitated to go after the money, several responded that they weren't sure if the money was really available for anyone to take and they were afraid of looking like a fool.
I wonder, do we take this same approach with God?
Perhaps we don't rush to grab a hold of God's promises because we are afraid of looking like a fool if his promises aren't true.
But is this reasonable?
Do you believe the Bible is God's Word?
All Scripture is God-breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16
Do you believe that every word in the Bible is true?
Every word of God proves true, he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5
Do you believe that God cannot lie?
So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Hebrews 6:18a
Do you believe that His promises are for you?
For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself. Acts 2:39
He'll finish the word He started in you
He will supply all your needs
He'll never leave you
He provides rest when you are weary
His strength is perfect in your weakness
He's coming back again
And that's a promise!
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