Truth, Understanding, Insight

Precious Promises

1st August 2016, hej


1) Promised Jewels

In the Bible there are some people who are called 'jewels' by the God of Israel, who is called Yahweh.

Then they that feared Yahweh spake often one to another: and Yahweh hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared Yahweh, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith Yahweh of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him. (Malachi 3:16-17)

This is a promise that those who talk about the God of Israel, and think about his name 'Yahweh' will be considered precious jewels. The Bible, also, contains a record of specific promises to some special people.

A promise is an undertaking by one person to another to carry out a specific action. God's promises are personal undertakings to individuals, and can be seen as covenants, or contracts. When we have given 'our word', or our promise, that we will do something, we must do it, as in Western society verbal contracts are morally binding. The God of the Bible, Yahweh, will not mislead and will always literally deliver exactly what He says. These promises tell us that the inheritance of those called 'Jewels' is the

hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; Titus 1:2

The inheritance promised is eternal life but there is more..