Today, Christians are clinging to Bible promises. Is there a better place in these troubled times to find refuge? God’s promises provide an anchor for the soul in such seasons. 1,260 specific promises are found in God’s Word. However, can we expect the Lord to fulfill His promises if we do not obey His commands?
Many expect God to fulfill His promises but spend little time in their Bibles, pray only when in a jam, don’t tithe their money, cultivate secret sins, harbor resentments or unforgiveness and still expect God to bless them.
The fulfillment of God’s promises is contingent on obedience to God’s commands! Jesus said, “If you love Me you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). A few verses later He reiterated this when He said, “He who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me” (John 14:21). Deuteronomy 28 is a beautiful exposition of God’s blessings upon those who keep His commands as well as a withdrawing of His blessings from those who do not.
I am amazed at how often I talk with Christians who think that God has let them down, failed to live up to His end of the bargain and yet willfully refuse to obey some specific directive from His Word.