Day 1

The Promises of God Are Yes in Christ

from the Promises of God reading plan

2 Corinthians 1:20, Exodus 34:4-7, Deuteronomy 7:9, Luke 24:13-31, Colossians 1:15-20

BY She Reads Truth

There are two chief mistakes we can make when we read the promises of God, and they are equally dangerous. The first is to assume that every promise can be lifted from the pages of Scripture and applied directly to our lives. The other is to believe that nearly all of the promises came and went in the ancient world—that the only one meant for us today is the promise of eternal life we receive when we place our trust in Christ. Neither approach is biblical, though, for Scripture says that, “no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ” (2Corinthians 1:20 NIV).

And of course they are! How else would the plans of our “compassionate and gracious God” work (Exodus 34:6)? When every story in the Old Testament points forward to the coming of the Son of God, and every word in the New Testament is a response to His life and work, we should not be surprised to find that every promise is indeed “Yes” in Christ.

Not only that, but all the promises in the Old Testament—the ones we thought were surely over and done with, or meant only for ethnic Israel—are transformed and enlarged in the wake of Christ’s ministry. In many cases, the New Testament writers help us see the way these promises are renewed in Christ. In this way, learning about the promises of God becomes a means of deepening our understanding of Christ and His work, and an occasion to worship our great Savior.

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240 thoughts on "The Promises of God Are Yes in Christ"

  1. Deborah Collazo says:

    Thanking Father God for His promise of Christ. Thankful that Christ alone is enough asa promise. I can trustHim. Asking the LORD to help me accept, know and understand that Christ is my highest most valuable promise from God fulfilled. Love Him so very much!

  2. Trista Powell says:

    Praying that this study will change my life!


    Deus os abençoe!

  4. Sandy says:

    Do not know yet.

  5. Shelby Silliman says:

    I was really blessed by these scriptures this morning, especially the scriptures from Luke. I just relate so much to the disciples who could not accept the confirmation of what they had hoped for. They hoped Jesus had been the Messiah. The women came and told them that He was. The disciples even went to the tomb and saw that his body was not there. But their hope had been deferred on Friday when Jesus had died. So when Sunday rolled around, the good news was so hard to believe. The passion translation writes Jesus’ question to them like this, “Why are you so thick-headed?” I feel he asks me the same question often. I ask for 300 confirmations just to be sure instead of trusting that He will do as He promised. I’m thankful for Jesus because he is so patient even in our questioning, and leads us always to dream and hope in Him for greater things.

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