By Mike Chaffin
I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the Lord your God. Amos 9:15
Last words are once again words of promise. God promised. He promised to bring the descendants of Jacob back to the promised land. Israel has been uprooted a couple times. The first was the Babylonian capture and deportation. After 70 years they could return. But this promise in Amos doesn’t refer to that.
Later, roughly 30 years after Jesus earthly ministry, the Romans scatter Israel again. For centuries the Jews were scattered, and Israel was adrift. But God promises never return void. After the holocaust Israel was re-established and on May 14, 1948 Israel became a sovereign nation once again. I believe this is the event God promised in Amos.
Promises are important. God’s promises are the most important. Let’s list several promises we can trust.
He promises never to leave us or forsake us.
A place in Heaven.
Help and guidance.
Peace, Joy and Love.
Strength and Power.
Deliverance from enemies, danger, and temptation.
Healing and renewal.
Jesus earthly ministry proved we can trust God. He is faithful and true. We can stand on those promises.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you loved us so much you sent your Son to die for us. Everything you have done shows we can trust you. We can put our faith in you and stand on your promises. Help us to never compromise your truth. In Jesus name, amen.