He is the Lord our God. His justice is seen throughout the land. He always stands by his covenant – the commitment he made to a thousand generations. This is the covenant he made with Abraham and the oath he swore to Isaac. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, and the people of Israel as a never-ending covenant: “ I will give you the land of Canaan as your special possession.” He said this when they were few in number, a tiny group of strangers in Canaan. Psalm 105: 7-12 NLT
How committed are you? If you are married, do you feel you kept all your wedding vows? If you own a business, how firm are you in keeping with your contracts and agreements? Have you ever had to sign something – say a licensing agreement – knowing that you either weren't sure about what you were committing to or felt it was only a formality and not really enforcible?
One good thing is that God is far more committed than we are. We tend to fudge, backtrack, rationalize and even downright lie to get out of some of our commitments. God stands by what God says. God keeps God's promises.
How can you be better about keeping yours?
God, you are my God. You always stand by your promises. I have seen you in action – through scripture as well as my own life. I thank you and love you, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims