“The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over” (Psalm 12:6, NLT).

English: Belle, Cogsworth, Chip, and Lumiere

One of my favorite lines from the movie Beauty and the Beast by Disney is the answer given to the Beast by Cogsworth when asked what he should give Belle as a gift: “Flowers, chocolates, promises you don’t intend to keep.” Sadly, this is more than a funny line, it’s a reality in far too many relationships. We’ve all made promises we haven’t kept, unintentionally or otherwise.

We can’t trust ourselves or others to keep promises, but we can be sure God can. He made many promises in the Bible; some were fulfilled right away, some are for the future and a lot are “now but not yet” promises. But all of them will happen. His promises are like bars of pure silver you can take to the bank and his word is as good as gold.

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