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Unfailing Promises, Keep Holding On

Unfailing Promises, Keep Holding On
2 Kings 8:16-19 NIV.

Written in the time of exile, the book of Kings is probably one of the most pitiful records of the Old Testament. As it conveyed the unfortunate story of the decline and fall of God's chosen people. First division of the nation, then idolatry, then exile and captivity into Babylon.

Yet, between the pages and paragraphs of a very painful story, we see God's promises spring forth hope like a seed. Despite the sin of the kings and the nation as a whole, verse 19 says "Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the Lord was not willing to destroy Judah". God had promised to David an everlasting kingdom (2 Samuel 7:11), and many years later we see God's faithfulness to His promise (1 Kings 11:13, 15:4; 2 Kings 19:34, 20:6).

And when Israel as a nation in exile had no king to look to, they held on to God's promise to establish David's kingdom and send a king who would rule justly. Ultimately, God fulfilled that promise of an everlasting kingdom in Jesus - who reigns forever. In Christ Jesus, we too can hold on to God's unfailing promises. Praise God.

Be encouraged by the lyrics from Hillsong - Seasons.
...
For [God's] promise is loyal
From seed to sequoia

I know

Though the winter is long even richer
The harvest it brings
And though my waiting prolongs even greater
Your promise for me like a seed
I believe that my season will come

Reflect & Pray
How does God's faithfulness encourage you to hold on? What are some promises from God's word that you can prayerfully hold on to?
Father, we thank You for Your unfailing promises. Please help us to keep holding on to Your promises trusting that You are faithful, in Jesus name, amen.

God bless you exceedingly,
Sam.

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