New Year’s Resolutions — Sunday Thought For The Day
This is the first weekend of the new year 2018. New Year’s resolutions have been made and many have already been broken. Which prompts me to make two observations.
The first observation is: “What if God broke His promises to not just you and I, but to anyone since He created man and woman?” Think about it. Not one time in the history of history has God ever broken a promise.
Ergo, if God has never broken a promise, how then can we choose to believe His Holy Spirit inspired words in the bible are not true? If God has never broken a promise, how can we choose to believe that what is said in His bible, doesn’t mean what it says? How can we accept and embrace what God calls sin, and what peril do we risk by doing so?
When we choose to ignore what God has said in His bible, are we not saying that’s not what He meant? And is that not calling God a liar?
Many people shrug off broken New Year’s resolutions; but what if God shrugged off His promises to you and I? Which brings me to my second observation.
If God has never broken one of His promises, what gives anyone license to believe eternal damnation doesn’t await those who reject salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ; who reject the truth of His word, and those who embrace that which He calls sin and who demand others do the same?
We can break the New Year’s resolutions we make; that’s bad enough, but breaking promises to God and telling ourselves that God doesn’t mean exactly what He says, is something we should reconsider.
2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice is known by multitude of words.
4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
6 Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
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About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here