Genesis 2:17
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.

To the best of our knowledge, this is the first Promise in the entire Bible. It’s a Promise of Judgment. Interestingly, the second promise in Scripture is a Promise of Salvation, through the Seed of the Woman (Jesus), who would crush the head of the serpent–the devil (Genesis 3:15):

“And I will put enmity [open hostility] Between you and the woman, And between your seed [offspring] and her Seed; He shall [fatally] bruise your head, And you shall [only] bruise His heel.” AMP

Taken together, these promises reveal God’s remarkable Plan of Salvation. That plan involves saving people for His glory through a judgment that God Himself would bear on our behalf.

Thus, God’s promises are not simply random intentions. God doesn’t make empty promises! They are statements of God’s purpose and provision based on His perfect knowledge and on His perfect love for us. Above all, Calvary proves God’s ultimate faithfulness to His promises.

In a world of uncertainty, terror, chaos, corruption and lack, let us take heart that Someone is looking out for us–far beyond what we can imagine! He knows our situations thoroughly. He has already anticipated our needs and threats. He has made provision for our salvation, success and victory. Trust Him!

Pastor Josh