Cashing In God’s Promises

For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. -2 Corinthians 1:20

The Lord always meant, when He said a thing, that we should remind Him of it. God’s promises were never meant to be waste paper; He meant that they should be used. Whenever God gives a promise, if a man does not use that promise, the promise fails in effect to that man, and God’s great intention therein is in some measure frustrated. God sent the promise on purpose to be used. If I see a Bank of England note, it is a promise for a certain amount of money, and I take it and use it. But oh! my friend, do try and use God’s promises; nothing pleases God better than to see His promises put in circulation; He loves to see His children bring them up to Him, and say, “Lord, do as thou hast said.” And let me tell you that it glorifies God to use His promises. Do you think that God will be any the poorer for giving you the riches He has promised? Do you think He will be any the less holy for giving holiness to you? Do you think He will be any the less pure for washing you from your sins? And He has said, “Come now, let us reason together, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as wool; though they be red, they shall be whiter than snow.” Faith gets hold of that promise, and it does not stand saying, “this is a precious promise, I will look at it;” it goes right up to the throne, and says, “Lord, here is the promise, do as Thou hast said.” And God says, “Oh! faith, I am as glad to see the promise brought to Me, as thou art to bring it; I meant My promise to be used, and the using of it glorifies Me.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon


7 thoughts on “Cashing In God’s Promises

  1. This is such a beautiful reminder! There have been many times in which I have prayed God’s promises, and He has never failed to come through. In times of loneliness, I have said, “you promised, dear Father, that you would never leave me nor forsake me.” It is then, in that very moment, I am flooded with the peace of His presence. Yes! Cling to God’s beautiful promises!

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