Psalm 105:8-10, 42 NIV 2011
He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant.
For he remembered his holy promise given to his servant.
God made a covenant with Abraham. Genesis 15:18a, “On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, and said, ‘To your descendants I give this land.’” God remembers his covenants. Psalm 111:5, “He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.” What God promised to Abraham was passed on to Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Even during four hundred years of slavery in Egypt, God remembered His people. Psalm 105:43, “He brought out his people with rejoicing, his chosen ones with shouts of joy.” God never forgets His promises.
The Bible reveals God is a promise keeper. His greatest promise was our Savior, Jesus Christ. Acts 13:32, “We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus.” I remember flippantly making promises to friends. When I became an adult, promises are something I do sparingly because I’m bound by my word to keep each one. When I make a promise to my grandchildren I deliver because they don’t forget my promises. I’m thankful God never forgets His promises.
What promises do we make and forget?
God’s our promise keeper,