Joshua 21:45 There failed not aught of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.
Our God is a promise keeping God. In our study this morning we read that everything that God promised to Israel regarding the occupancy of the promised land, He fulfilled, just as He said He would. What the ten unbelieving spies at Kadesh Barnea said could never happen did happen, because individuals like Caleb and Joshua believed God and obeyed His Word. In Joshua 23:14 we read, “And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.” Once again we read that every good thing that God had promised to the Israelites had been given to them. All the promises had been realized; nothing was lacking. Jesus Himself said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35) Even though all that is of a material nature is finite and will end, that which God says is certain and eternal in nature.
Beloved, take a moment to pray and read those passages that I just shared with you. Those are the words of The Living God, Who is our Lord and God and Father. All that He promises will come to pass. To believe that everything God says, He will surely bring to pass, is critical in a world that is filled with lies, chaos, confusion, and empty and unfulfilled promises from every strata of society. That God is faithful to do what He says He will do is the very basis of peace, confidence, and security in this fallen world. However dark things get, however impossible the fulfillment of God’s promises might seem, both history and experience teach us that time and time again, all that God has promised has been realized “exceeding abundantly” above all that was asked or thought (Ephesians 3:20). God is the same today as yesterday; He is not further from us in heart, nor feebler in powers. His promises do not have an expiration date on them, and He is still fresh to do what He has promised.
Beloved, do you believe that there will not fail anything of the good that God has spoken to us? Do you believe that nothing “shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39)? Do you believe that “my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19)? Do you believe that “this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life” (1 John 2:25)? Do you believe that “all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” (2 Corinthians 1:20)? Yes, we are living in difficult and challenging times. The very moral foundations of our nation and our society are out of control. But “godliness (following Jesus Christ) is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8, emphasis added)
Let the promises of our Great Shepherd direct your steps today and give you peace. Selah