Promises of God for this Life

There are promises of God for this life that are accessible to the Believer. When many people think of “the promise”, they think of their reward upon death. If the promises of God only were accessible in death, when someone received salvation they would just immediately drop dead; their work would be done. There is a promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ, but there are also promises within the Bible that can help us live a fuller, more abundant, productive life.

For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. (Hebrews 6:13-15 NKJV)

In the book of Genesis, the Lord promises Abraham several things:

  • to be a great nation (Genesis 12:2
  • bless him (Genesis 12:2)
  • make his name great (Genesis 12:2)
  • he will be a blessing (Genesis 12:2
  • in him all families will be blessed (Genesis 12:3)
  • Canaan to his descendants (Genesis 12:7
  • many descendants (Genesis 15:5)
  • father of many nations(Genesis 17:5)
  • a son by Sarah (Genesis 17:19)
  • Some of the promises listed above came to pass prior to his death. God promised him a son by his wife, Sarah; he had to endure patiently while waiting on this promise to come to pass, but he still experienced it.

    Just as Abraham did, stand on your faith and practice patience and you will receive your reward not only in the life to come, but in this life as well.


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