Good Saturday morning to all,
If you happen to turn on the TV or any type of media, it doesn't take long before you will hear an advertiser make a promise about their product! Their are promises about certain foods that will make you skinny, ads about clothes that will make you look skinny, diet programs, stop-smoking ads, ads that promise results based on using their products, and the list goes on and on! Some of the products have side effects that cause other problems even though they may help the initial problem. Then there is a retraction for the product because the FDA says that the product is unsafe and may lead to cancer or some other health issue. Then there are law suits because promises were broken and the results didn't turn out like the manufacturer had promised. We live in a strange world! People wanting the fountain of youth and miracles that are not of Him. People making promises about their product helping you stay young forever. Guess what? There is only One that you can rely upon all the time! When He makes a promise, you can take it to the bank! 2 Peter 1:3-4 says, "And we know Jesus better, His divine power gives us everything we need for living a Godly life. He has called us to receive His own glory and goodness! And by that same mighty power, He has given us all of His rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in His divine nature." Before you put your trust in anyone or anything that makes a promise that sounds to good to be true, ask Him to help you see the 'true promises' that He has in store for you.
Your brother in Christ,