Why does God make promises?
1. God’s promises gets our attention : When God Almighty wanted to get Abram’s attention, he promised this childless nomad more land and children. Unlike politicians who make promises to get the our attention, which they can’t or won’t fulfill, God is able and faithful to fulfill them.
2. God’s promises reveals his plans and purposes : More than getting our attention, God’s promises are a revelation of his plans and purposes concerning us, as it was revealed to Abram when the Lord said, “… all the people on earth will be blessed through you.” (Gen 12 : 3)
3. God’s promises sustains us :
And finally God’s promises sustains us, when we are down and under, as it did Abraham when he wandered as a nomad in Cannan, as it did Joseph when he was put in the dungeon, as it did David when he fled to the wilderness and as it did many more.
Just as God made a covenant with Abram based on those promises, so also he has made a covenant with us in the blood of Jesus, based upon better promises. Hold on to your promises today and it will go well with you ‘for no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.’ ( 2 Co 1 : 20 )