David wanted the people of Israel to give thanks to God for His promises. When is the last time you truly thanked God for the promises He has made to you through His word? Read the verses below from 1 Chronicles 16 and give thanks for God’s promises.
14 He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.
15 Remember his covenant forever,
the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,
16 the covenant that he made with Abraham,
his sworn promise to Isaac,
17 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
18 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan,
as your portion for an inheritance.”
Think back to the covenant God made to Abraham. God promised to make Abraham into a great nation, and send the Rescuer of all nations through him. Abraham responded by believing God and his belief was counted to him as righteousness. This is how salvation by faith works. God promises and we believe His promises. Promises like John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Who will not perish? Those who believe in the Son.
The good news about God’s promises is that they are “forever” and “for a thousand generations.” This means God’s promises are forever true and will never be untrue. So take some time today and reflect on the promises of God and give Him thanks.
Remember God did not owe you any promises. It’s through grace and mercy that God gave you promises, so rejoice and give Him thanks. Maybe recall your three favorite verses and thank God for those promises. Then share those verses on social media or text them to a friend.