July 19, 2022

Promises Fulfilled

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.” – Psalm 146:6 NLT

Keeping a promise is like a major deposit, a principle taught to millions of people by author and business consultant Stephen R. Covey.

Covey encouraged people to think of their words and actions as investments. Through in-depth analysis of personal and business interactions, he discovered that people only tend to believe people who keep their promises. He realized that every time we keep a promise, others gain confidence in us. They know that we are serious about our words and commitments.

The opposite is also true. Breaking a promise is like a major withdrawal. Those who don’t keep their word find that others won’t believe their promises. They have less credibility.

Covey encouraged us to understand the impact of our habits and then form positive habits. One of the most important patterns we can foster is to keep our promises, to be trustworthy, so others consistently believe us.

These practical principles point back to the timeless truths in God’s Word, which teach that we should always speak the truth (Ephesians 4:25) and let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no,’ ‘no’” (Matthew 5:37 NKJV). We are also to trust in God and His Word.

God demonstrated His promises were true when He sent Jesus into the world. Remember that all God’s promises are true. And they are true for you. You can count on Him. He keeps His promises forever!

Reflection Question: How can you remind yourself to consistently keep all your promises?

Father, help me know Your promises. Thank You that You are faithful. I trust You. Help me keep my promises! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 146