Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 287

From Handbook to God’s Promises

God Is Trustworthy

Galatians 3:22: A Promise Kept

The Russian author Leo Tolstoy wrote, “A Christian cannot promise to do or not to do a given thing at a given moment, for he cannot know what the law of love, of which is the rule of his life, may require of him at that moment” (The Kingdom of God Is Within You, 1893).

As well intentioned as we might be, we cannot foresee the unpredictable future or truly affirm in advance that we can keep a promise. But God can. He knew before all time that His promise of redemption would be fulfilled through His Son. He always carries out His promises to us.