Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 6, 2015

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;”

Today’s devotion comes from 1 Chronicles chapter 27.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Chronicles+27&version=NASB

I quote only the following verse.

“But David did not count those twenty years of age and under, because the Lord had said He would multiply Israel as the stars of heaven.”  1 Chronicles 27:23.

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We see David’s faith in a promise of God.

Hebrews chapter 11 is filled with other examples of other people who also had faith in promises of God.  Here are three examples.

“By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance;  and he went out, not knowing where he was going.  By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;  for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”  Hebrews 11:8-10.

“By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.”  Hebrews 11:11.

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was offering up his only begotten son; it was he to whom it was said, “In Isaac your descendants shall be called.”  He considered that God is able to raise people even from the dead, from which he also received him back as a type.”  Hebrews 11:17-19.

Likewise, Reformed Doctrine considers God as able to raise dead people of “Total Depravity” to life.

Other doctrine relies on their own works and their own alleged free-will.

But, Reformed Doctrine relies on the four promises of God from “Unconditional Election” to “Limited Atonement” to “Irresistible Grace” to “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I”, and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation. 

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope (Reformed Doctrine) without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;”  Hebrews 10:23.

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