October 17, 2016
What was the most solemn vow that you have ever made?
Swearing in as soldier? Taking the oath to become a law enforcement officer, or some public office?
For me, it was the day I spoke my wedding vows. Those words meant something very important to me, and they mean just as much today as they did 38 years ago. I promised to love my wife, to comfort her, to keep her, meaning I would provide for all of her needs, and that I would remain faithful to her no matter what comes in our lives till death do us part. Those are pretty powerful words. I have promised to love my wife, protect her, and provide for her. When she needs a home, or food, or shelter, or someone to provide courage, strength, a helping hand, or just someone to stand by her as she deals with a problem, I have promised to provide that for her. It is my promise that I will do these things, and I have lived my life trying to keep that vow. It is the most solemn vow that I have ever made, and most likely ever will make. Now, lots of people get married making this vow to each other, but the problem with vows made by man is that it is a weak person making the vow. Try as we might, we sometimes fail to meet our promises.
Our lesson today is about the promises that God has made to provide for His children, the born again believers who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Master and, therefore, have become adopted into the family of God. The wonderful thing about these promises is that it is the unchanging, supreme, Creator of all things, almighty God who is making them, and He will not fail. Not ever. Not once.
Listen to this podcast to learn that we already have all the wisdom, strength, courage, power, patience, and anything else that we might need to live a victorious life for Christ. Everything that you need is in God and God is in you. Amen.