17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. 18 On the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying:
“To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— 19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”
Here God makes a promise to Abram. Funny thing about promises is that God is the only one who keeps all of His promises. When I look at our world I see lots of lies, deceit, hatred, anger, etc… We seem to never be good for our word (promise). We make promises to our friends, family, job, and even our country. All of us have broken some if not all of these and more. So why do we even make promises if we know the odds are it will be broken? I think we need some sort of guarantee even if we know it might not work out. I believe also we have the need to be trusted, and promises help to create trust. I believe the promise we need to put in our lives is a promise to follow Jesus to the best of our ability. We will fall short at times, but He is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us. The only promise worth anything in our world today is God’s promises. The truth is we can trust Him. God said: “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6). Here in lies the answer to all we seek. Jesus told us: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). You can count on Him. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Just like Abram, we too need to trust in the Lord. But if you are still confused and don’t know what to say or do…. call out….He’s listening….just say Jesus!