JESUS KEPT PROMISES
By Nicholas Costello
“So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.” Acts 2:41 Yesterday we read about Jesus’ promise to make Andrew and his brother Peter “fishers of men.” Today, let’s take a closer look at Peter, who was probably the oldest of the disciples, married and at least 20 years old. In today’s verse, we see this promise lived out on the Day of Pentecost as the impetuous and often untamed Peter boldly preaches the gospel — and talk about a catch! 3,000 souls! Peter literally saw the words of Christ fulfilled before his eyes as thousands responded to the gospel and were baptized. I just wonder if he replayed that moment when Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” I think he did! I believe Peter was completely in awe. As Christ-followers, our responsibility is just that — to follow. Following requires submitting our hearts and will to the heart and will of Jesus. The result is the fulfillment of the promises of God. He will always and forever be true to His Word. You can count on Him!
Today, I want to encourage you to pause and to remember those moments when the Lord’s promises have been fulfilled in your life. Make your journal an altar of memorial today. You may just run out of paper when you begin to focus on the times you’ve seen His faithfulness.
Let your word be your word. When you make a promise to a friend or family member, keep it. Also, dwell on the promises of the Lord. Remember them when Satan tries to tempt you and bring you down. Write down five things God has promised you.
Spend some time with your kids tonight and list three promises of God. Talk with your children about how God has kept those promises.
Lord Jesus, thank You for the promises You’ve made and the security we have in Your Word. Thank You for the promise of my salvation and an eternal fellowship with You.