Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 328

From Handbook to God’s Promises


1 Samuel 12:22: For the Lord’s Sake

The Israelites worship idols and participate in evil. They don’t deserve God’s goodness and intervention when difficulty pursues them. However, God keeps covenants and doesn’t reject His people, not because of their behavior, but for the sake of His name. The Lord will not tarnish His name or reputation as a promise keeper, even if He is treated poorly. Sometimes the very reason He acts is that His words are eternal and unchanging.

We can model God’s actions by paying attention to our own. The Bible cautions us to keep our oaths, even when it hurts (Psalm 15:4). An honorable person remembers promises and follows through on them.