Standing on the Promises of God

Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
                            —James 4:7

Jesus answered each of Satan’s wilderness temptations with scripture: three temptations; three scriptures. Game over. Old Scratch glanced at the scoreboard and hightailed it for the Exit.

Abraham, “the father of those who have faith” was “absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything he promised” (Rom 4:11, 21).

Let your weight down on the promises of God; on scripture.

Russell Kelso Carter (1849–1928) wore many hats: rancher, professor, physician, minister, author, and composer. He wrote both the words and music to Standing on the Promises. The second stanza goes like this:

Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

God doesn’t make promises
that are too good to be true.

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