In Christ: I Have Been Given Precious Promises

It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion.  Today completes the thirty-two devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”.  Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.

Here is day thirty-two with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, have a high priest who understands each one of us.

I Have Been Given Precious Promises

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)

As you consider the previous thirty-one topics in this series, what have been your favorite promises of identity that you have in Christ?  Are there any that surprised you or that you struggle with accepting?  What is the greatest promise a person has made to you?  Have they kept it?  Do you trust God to keep His promises?  What things have you learned through this devotional journey?

We live in a culture where broken promises seem to be as common, maybe even more so, than kept promises.  I am glad that God has shown Himself trustworthy in my life to keep His promises.  I am thankful that in Christ He has given me the precious promises of a new identity and an escape from the consequences of sin.  As you pray, ask God to continually grow your trust in His promises.  Pray that you would understand and value the precious promises you have in Christ.  Pray that you would grasp just how high and wide and deep and great the Father’s love is for those who are in Christ.  Pray that the people around you would come to know the promises of God.

In prayer,

Tom  

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