Has God Made a Promise?

Read the Bible in a year by reading Ezekiel 35 and 36 today.
In Ezekiel 36, God spoke to Israel of what He would do for them. Listen to what He said in verse 36, but let the last sentence sink into your ears and find a home in your heart. God promised,
“Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, the LORD, have spoken it, and I will do it” (Ezekiel 36:36).
Do you not just love that last sentence? The Lord promised Israel that He would rebuild their ruined places and it was a guarantee that He would do it, because when He, the Lord, speaks, He does it. His promises are not as we sometimes make promises, just promising someone that we will do some thing so that they will go away. He is not as we are making promises that He cannot keep.
No, when the Lord makes a promise, it is as good as done. For example, has He promised that if we repent and are baptized that He will forgive us of our sins, regardless of what they are? Yes, He has and He has done it. He will, therefore, do it for you. Perhaps you think that you have committed something so vile that there is no way God can forgive it. It may true that what you have done is extremely vile, but if He could forgive the people who tortured His Son to death, I know that He can forgive you.

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