You will notice that in the Old Testament God's promises came with conditions that had to be met. In other words, you had to do something. "If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land." (Isaiah 1:19). To receive God's promise there was a price to be paid, conditions to be met, and a performance of certain things on your part. But all that changed at the cross. When Jesus said, "It is finished," the Greek text could literally be translated "paid in full." Hence Paul writes, "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." Are you a redeemed child of God? Are you "in Christ"? Then God says, "Yes, I'll meet your needs, I'll do for you what I have promised." Just as a bank will tell you, "You're pre-qualified for the credit card," as a believer you're pre-qualified for the promises God has made to you in His Word. Under the Old Testament law God said, "If." But to those who are in Christ and living under grace, He says, "Yes." And what should your response be? "Amen," which means "So be it." This is a life-changing truth! Now you under-stand why Paul could confidently write, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19. Not only is God able to meet 'all" your needs, He's looking for opportunities to do it.
"In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:6)
We must not simply believe that there is an all-powerful God, but we must also live a life of confidence in this hope. We must continually ask for His perfect guidance and immeasurable wisdom throughout our time on this earth. As Christians, we have a distinct honor: if we call upon His great name, He will make our paths straight. If we place ourselves to be under His wonderful direction, we will always benefit from His great kindness and goodness. What a wonderful promise to enjoy!
Week #38 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 16-18
Monday: (History) 2 Chronicles 1-5
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 111-113
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 25
Thursday: (Prophecy) Amos 5-9
Friday: (Gospels) John 19-21
Saturday: (Letters) Philemon