This truth gives them confidence that they have eternal life, which God—who does not lie—promised them before the world began. ~ Titus 1:2.
Think of a time when someone made you a promise and went back on their word. It could have been your spouse, or a friend; someone you elected to office or your employer; or perhaps you broke a promise to yourself or someone else. Human promises, no matter how well-intentioned, are easily broken.
Now consider God’s promises. These words, “God, who does not lie, promised,” is situated within the larger verse of Titus 1:2, which states that, “in hope of eternal life, God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.” It’s so easy to overlook this truth in the greater context of the sentence (which is a promise) but consider the weight it carries.
Think about moments in your life where God has kept some of these promises:
~ God, who does not lie, promised to never leave you, nor forsake you (Deut. 31:8).
~ God, who does not lie, promised to withhold no good thing from you (Psalm 84:11).
~ God, who does not lie, promised that nothing can separate you from his love (Rom. 8:38).
God doesn’t disappoint us or let us down. In fact, He promises to walk through our disappointments with us and give us hope and perseverance and power- more specifically His power (Eph. 3:20). He doesn’t make promises that He doesn’t intend to keep.
Before the beginning of time, God promised us hope and eternal life, and Jesus fulfilled those promises on the cross. It is finished! You don’t need to walk on eggshells for fear of losing His favor. He promised you that it’s already yours. In fact, God promised that you have a double portion of prosperity and everlasting joy (Isaiah 61:7). And that promise is not dependent upon you.
When we walk through our lives believing that we have already inherited God’s promises, the lens through which we view everything, including hardship, changes.
God, who does not lie, promised that He is working everything in my life for my good and His glory. I can trust Him to keep His word in every circumstance because He made this promise to me, and He does not lie.
Dear friends, be blessed with God’s promise to you in Isaiah 58:11, “the Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” May you trust this promise because you believe God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Amen.
Claire Savageau – May 24, 2022