5 Bible Verses About the Promises of God

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There are many great and precious promises in the Bible, so here are 5 examples that should give us peace of mind about the promises of God.

God’s Promise to Abraham – Genesis 18:10

There are many great and precious promises in the Bible, so here is the first of 5 examples that should give us peace of mind. In Genesis 18 we read how God’s promise to Abraham was unconditional and didn’t depend on Abraham’s faithfulness but upon the faithful promise of God. Even though Sarah would be well beyond child-bearing days (age 90), “The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him” (Gen 18:10). Sarah might have been skeptical, but Abraham believed the Lord. The Lord reminds Abraham and Sarah about God’s omnipotence by asking them a rhetorical question; “Is anything too hard for the Lord” (Gen 18:14a)? No problem is too big or too small for God to help us because nothing at all is hard for the Lord.

God’s Promise of His Steadfast Love – Psalm 77:8

Asaph writes about the sure and steadfast love of God that is for all time and is a love without end. Thankfully, it is not conditioned on our performance; else none of us could make it (Eph 2:8-9). It is only because of His steadfast promise to love us to the end (Matt 28:20). Asaph asks the rhetorical question; “Has his steadfast love forever ceased? Are his promises at an end for all time” (Psalm 77:8)? Naturally, God’s love endures forever. If not, He would never have promised that in His Word, time and time again. The Bible is full of God’s ironclad promises…and nothing can thwart His promises from coming to pass.

Jesus’ Promise of the Helper – John 14:15

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever” (John 14:15).

Before Jesus’ returned to heaven, He promised that the Helper or Holy Spirit would come to the disciples, and He did, because God does what He promises. In fact, we could not even fully know Christ and our desperate need for Him until the Helper opens our eyes and ears to see and hear God’s truth exposed in God’s Word (the Bible). Jesus Christ was going to ask the Father, and of course, the Father always listens to the Son, and so our Lord said, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever” (John 14:15). If you have trusted in Christ, the Helper or Holy Spirit lives in you and He will help you obey the Word of God. He has not left us orphans. He promised the Helper and we have Him who lives in us (1 John 4:4). That’s Jesus’ promise fulfilled.

The Promise of Eternal Life – Acts 2:39

When the Apostle Peter preached the sermon on the Day of Pentecost, he reminded them that the promise of eternal life is for us and our children. That’s outstanding because we desire to see our children and grandchildren in the kingdom. That’s not a guarantee that all of the children and grandchildren of believers will be saved, but the promise is for “the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). If you are a believer, this “promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself” (Acts 2:39). If they repent and believe, God promises to send them the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38).  That promise is not just for you but for all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.  If we believe the gospel, it must mean we have the Holy Spirit because the Spirit reveals the things of Christ (John 14:16-17).  Without the Holy Spirit, we cannot even know we are sinners.

The Promises of God are Found in Christ – 2 Corinthians 1:20

The Apostle Paul is encouraging the church at Corinth about the sure and certain promises of God which have found their “yes” in Him, meaning Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul could confidently say that “all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory” (2 Cor 1:20). It is only “through him” as there is no other way to the Father (John 6:44; Acts 4:12). All who trust in Christ will hear this precious “yes” someday, as our Lord and Master will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithfulDo Christians Go To Heaven At The Moment of Death over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matt 25:23). Don’t you deeply desire to hear those words from your Lord and Master? Wouldn’t you want to be on the receiving end of that comforting statement by Jesus? I think we all desire to hear that someday…perhaps more than anything.


If you have still not trusted in Christ yet, you face peril every day and are flirting with disaster. If you die before believing in the Lord, you cannot escape the judgment of God to come (Heb 9:27). God will tell you no and to depart from Him into everlasting shame and contempt (Matt 7:21-23). There will be no second chance…no possibility of repenting at that point. You will be eternally lost, but it need not be so my friend. Put your trust in the Savior today and you can receive the Holy Spirit and eternal life. Then God promises to take you all the way into the Kingdom and nothing at all, not even death, can separate you from God and His love (Rom 8:37-39). Repent today and put your trust in Jesus Christ. If you refuse, then you will surely face God’s judgment after death (Heb 9:27) or at Christ’s appearance (Rev 20:12-15), whichever happens to come first.

Here is some related reading for you: John 17 Commentary – God’s Promise to Keep Us

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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