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04/09/2009

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Guarantees We Can Believe In


"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful" (Heb. 10:23).

About ten years ago I purchased a new boat, motor, and trailer....Brand new! After twenty five years of clamming, it was my first new boat. It was great and everything went smoothly for about a year when the starter conked out. Warranty in hand, I headed back to the dealer to get it fixed. Everything was guaranteed for one year. With confidence I plopped down the guarantee on his desk and waited for results. To my chagrin, I had purchased the boat EXACTLY one year AND one day ago. Go figure! (the guy was cool and honored the warranty anyway)

According to today's verse, every guarantee from the Lord will be kept. "The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness" (Heb. 3:9). Just what are some of these "guarantees?" The Lord wants to be acknowledged. He wants us to make Him our one and only God. "In all your ways acknowledge Him and, and He will make your paths straight" (Prov. 3:6).

When Jesus left the earth, He did so with a final word for all of us. Part of His "Great Commission" to us says, "He who has believed and been baptized shall be saved" (Mk.16:16). Jesus has the authority to offer salvation to all that believe and are baptized. With temptations all around us, God makes this guarantee about them. "God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it" (1 Cor. 10:13).

Life certainly has its ups and downs. We have all kinds of ways to deal with them, but the greatest is the guarantee from God. "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose" (Rom. 8:28). We have the ability to turn the lemons into lemonade and the swords into plowshares through Him.......Guaranteed!

I have a few more guarantees from God that I would like to share with you tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day....Go about doing good.. Love mark Phil. 4:11

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