Today is the second in our series of Advent devotionals on the theme, God’s ‘I WILL’ promises. I am glad you returned!
Have you ever given your word that you would do something? Last year I said that I would help with an ESL class, but when the Fall arrived, I was experiencing intense back pain and unable to stand erect in a classroom. Sadly, I had to renege on my promise to teach and thus I had to disappoint the person in charge.
God also has given his word and, as we saw yesterday, he never backs out of his commitments. But he also has determined that come what may, he will accomplish his purposes. In Isaiah 46:10, he says:
Only I can tell you what is going to happen even before it happens.
Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.
Later, in Isaiah 55:11 he adds, “It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.”
And what is his purpose? In Isaiah 45:23, he explains, “I have sworn by my own name, and I will never go back on my word: Every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to my name.”
Is God accomplishing his purpose in your life? Have you bowed before him today and given him your word of loyalty to Jesus?