Reading through the Bible together
The LORD affirmed the Rechabites for keeping the promises that they made to their forefathers. These promise keepers remind me of another character in the Bible whose life of integrity has always inspired me.
Joseph promised to be Potiphar’s servant, but more importantly he promised to be faithful and loyal to God. When he was tempted to become a promise breaker, Joseph replied, “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Gen. 39:9). The LORD affirmed Joseph for being a promise keeper, and a careful study of Joseph’s story confirms that Potiphar also affirmed Joseph for keeping his promises to him. If Potiphar had actually believed the malicious accusations of his wife against Joseph, he would certainly have executed him that very day.
I challenge you today to be a promise keeper. Don’t make promises carelessly—make them carefully and prayerfully. Then, when you make a promise, especially to God, keep it. In a world of promise breakers, let your life be a witness. Be a promise keeper and stay one.
“Lord, thank You today that You are faithful to all of Your promises. Help me today, by the enabling presence of Your Holy Spirit, to always be a promise keeper. Amen.”
Derek J. Morris