Ever notice during your Bible reading that verses that containing the promises of God are stated emphatically, in no uncertain terms?
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31
Unlike well-intentioned promises I’ve made to my husband and kids, God’s promises are guaranteed. He will not forget, or be too tired or busy to follow up with a promise he makes to us, his children.
God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? – Numbers 23:19
It comforts me to read such verses, emphasizing shall and will wherever those words are used.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. – Matthew 1:21
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. – Psalm 138:8
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. – Matthew 5:6
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. – 1 Corinthians 15:52
For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. – Hebrews 13:5b
Those are just a few of some of my favorite shall and will verses in the Bible.
Perhaps the following is the sweetest promise of all:
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. – Romans 10:9
What are some of your favorite promises of God? I’d love to hear your thoughts.