“Praise the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the wonderful promises he gave through his servant Moses. 1 Kings 8:56 NLT
Most cultures have periods of celebrations; celebrations can be personal or cooperate. In this country, June is a month of great celebrations. First, I’m going to give a shout out to the men and say, we celebrate Father’s Day is in June. Then we have the graduates: they range from the Stepping-Up Ceremonies for Pre-School and Kindergarten to those who graduated from the colleges and universities. Celebrations allow us to acknowledge the accomplishments of those in our lives. As a community, there are reasons for celebrations also. This verse is part of a celebration the lives of these people.
When Israel left Egypt, God delivered them with a strong arm. He opened the waters of the Red Sea and allowed them to cross on dry ground. When the Egyptian army followed, they perished. When they were free, God desired to dwell in their presence. He gave them the directions to build the Ark of Covenant. It was a temporary dwelling place for the presence of God. Solomon built the Temple for the Lord. When it was completed, there was a celebration as they dedicated the Temple. During the dedication celebration, Solomon recalled the faithfulness of God.
How can you tell that God is faithful? Solomon said that God kept all the wonderful promises He gave to Moses. There is no one who can say that they have kept all the promises they made. The promises were not made idly; the intent was to fulfill but life got in the way and the promises were broken. God is not like that; He keeps His word. 2 Corinthians 1:20 AMP says, “For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God.” In their celebration, Solomon rejoiced in the faithfulness of God; whatever He promised, He will do.
Thought for Today: Friend, God always keeps His word.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.