Psalms 119:50--This is my comfort in my affliction: Your promise has given me life.
We live in an age of broken words. I once participated in a wedding for a man entering his third marriage to a woman who had never married before. I had the opportunity to share with this couple about a certainty that is infinitely greater than the likelihood that their marriage will last. It is the certainty that God has made an awesome promise to us. “ . . . Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household” (Acts 16:31).
I pray this couple will hear the notes of a different wedding song, the melody of God's voice inviting them to receive Him in their hearts. When we stand for the first time with Him at the altar of faith, He shares a promise of salvation that will never be broken! He will not divorce us. Though we suffer the indignity of broken dreams and shattered promises, His Word bursts through the darkness in permanent brilliance proclaiming, “God—His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him”(2 Samuel 22:31).
All the great blessings of God are finished and complete, but they are not mine until I enter into relationship with Him on the basis of His covenant.—Oswald Chambers in My Utmost For His Highest
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)