Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
God's promises are all good news, but there is one that is in a special way precious to anyone who likes to think seriously. It's the fourth of the seven promises that the Lord made to Abraham as being the New Covenant promises (they are found in Genesis 12:2, 3):
"You shall be a blessing." Not only that, I will bless you so you will be enriched.
Better still, you yourself will be a blessing--no matter where you go in this dark world. You will be a "pipe" through which will flow the "water of life" to soul-thirsty people. And you will be an "oven" with freshly baked "bread of life" for soul-starved people. You will be the "new song" that only the 144,000 can learn and sing (cf. Rev. 14:3). It will cheer their hearts and save their souls.
The very fact that you are following "the Lamb wherever He goes" will show people the way for them to go; and some will choose to go because of you.
Your daily speech will be different and people will notice it; their cursing will die on their lips as they think about how you talk. In your mouth will be found no "guile" (the Good News Bible says "they have never been known to tell lies," vs. 5).
Your face will be like Moses' face when it shone (Ex. 34:29); "the Father's name [will be] written on [your] forehead" (Rev. 14:1).
You will never want to fall away, or to apostatize, and all Satan's efforts to unsettle you and cause you to fall will be defeated, for because of your faith in the New Covenant promises, you will be "sealed." No longer will you envy the "fun" of the wicked. You will deserve, by the grace of Christ, to have a palm branch in your hands.
Come to what the Lord has created you for--He has redeemed you, too. Come today.
--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: January 30, 2008.
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