The Expository Files


He Who Promised is Faithful

Things we buy, from laundry detergents to cars, come with guarantees. A guarantee is a contract that makes certain promises. Of course, these promises are only as good as the people making them.

Jesus Christ has also made some guarantees. For example, He promised that He would come again to receive His disciples and take them home to the Father (John 14:1-3). Jesus has always kept His promises in the past - including the most difficult of promises to keep. For example, He promised to rise from the dead. He kept that promise. We have no good reason to doubt His promise to come again. The Scriptures say, "Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who has promised is faithful." (Hebrews 10:23).

Jesus made other promises as well. He has promised, "He that believes and is baptized shall be saved, he that disbelieves shall be condemned." (Mark 16:16). We should believe this promise as well. He is trustworthy. He is the Lord. The Savior knows how to save. He has promised victory and eternal life to those that trust Him. He who has promised is faithful!

By Jon W. Quinn
The Final Page
From Expository Files 13.11; November 2006