What are some of the promises of God in the Bible?

The promises of God are commitments the Creator of the universe and everything in it makes that we can have full confidence in. God's promises depend upon His character; as such, they are promises of which we can be assured.

Numbers 23:19 says, "God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?" James 1:16–17 says, "Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." God is trustworthy and unchanging. If He promised, He will do it.

There are many promises of God in the Bible, too many to list here. Below is a sampling:

Numerous times God promised Abraham and his descendants that He would bless him and his people, create a nation, and deliver to them the Promised Land (Genesis 12:1–3; 15:1–21; 22:17–18; 26:2–5; 28:13–15; Leviticus 26:12–13).

God promises His availability (Deuteronomy 4:7, 29).

God promises protection for His children (Psalm 121) and that His love will never fail (1 Chronicles 16:34; Romans 8:35–39).

God promised Israel forgiveness, restoration, and healing of their nation if they turned to Him (2 Chronicles 7:14; Deuteronomy 30:15–18). He said He would bless those who delight in His laws (Psalm 1:1–3).

God promises salvation to those who believe in Jesus (Romans 1:16–17) and to work out all circumstances for the good of His children (Romans 8:28). God promises comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3–4) and new life in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

God promises not to leave us unfinished (Philippians 1:6) and promises His peace when we pray (Philippians 4:6–7).

Jesus Himself promises rest (Matthew 11:28–30), abundant life (John 10:10), and eternal security (John 10:28).

Jesus said He would grant power to His disciples (Acts 1:8) and that He would return for His followers (John 14:2–3).

For more on how to know which promises in the Bible apply to your life, please see our article: "When I see a promise of God in the Bible, how can I know if it applies to me?"


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