God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.
The Bible tells us that God cannot lie. His promises and oaths are unchangeable. We can believe and be confident that if God has made a promise we can count on it and not only can we count on it, we can live our lives by it.
Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
There is a two-step process to receive this promise. The Lord will take care of all your needs but you need to trust in Him and do good. Notice it says “and” do good, not “or” do good. While you are waiting and trusting on God to fulfill his promise, do good.
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
How encouraging to know we serve a God who hears our prayers. Through His love and mercy God promises that when we call on Him and pray to Him, He will listen. Whatever the answer may be, we can be assured that God hears our prayers and know that He will answer them in his own time and way.
For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
We need to learn patience while we stay persistent, never giving up, all the while trusting in God and in His timing. We cannot rush Him but we can be sure He will not disappoint in keeping his promises and while we wait on Him we must remain faithful. God’s timing is perfect, never late, and always on time.
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
Be kind and generous to others because God has been kind and Generous to you. God will always make sure you are taken care of when you are generous to the poor. Trust in God’s promises and help those in need.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
We can be assured that God honors and fulfills his promises. We can rely on God’s faithfulness which has been founded in heaven. Our hope and confidence in him lies in his faithfulness because his Word is true and trustworthy forever and ever.