Promises Promises

promisesSome Ohio residents thought they received a great promise from the IRS – some very good news –  9,700 Ohio taxpayers received letters promising huge tax refunds – some up to $200 million only to have their balloons deflated. The Ohio Department of Taxation blamed the promising letters on a software glitch.

When General Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines in 1942 he promised to return to liberate the Philippine people. On October 20, 1944, he returned to the Philippines and led a great military victory. People there always remembered that he kept that promise. He will go down in history as the promise keeper!

Keeping promises is not one of the strong suits of people today. Many folks will do things or make commitments, then find some rationalization for backing out on that promise.

I’m so grateful that we serve a God who keeps His promises. Solomon said in I Kings 8:56, “Not one word of all God’s good promises has failed.” 

Paul reminds us in Romans 4:20 and 21, “We can always look to the promise of God, because He never wavers in His promises. We can be fully assured that what He has promised, He does perform.”

A message by Dr. John Ed Mathison was the inspiration for this blog post.

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