Promise Made is A Promise Kept!
Tourist vs Busboy
In Christianity Today, Philip Yancey writes:
I remember my first visit to Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Rings of Japanese and German tourists surrounded the geyser, their video cameras trained like weapons on the famous hole in the ground. A large, digital clock stood beside the spot, predicting 24 minutes until the next eruption.
My wife and I passed the countdown in the dining room of Old Faithful Inn overlooking the geyser. When the digital clock reached one minute, we, along with every other diner, left our seats and rushed to the windows to see the big, wet event.
I noticed that immediately, as if on signal, a crew of busboys and waiters descended on the tables to refill water glasses and clear away dirty dishes. When the geyser went off, we tourists oohed and aahed and clicked our cameras; a few spontaneously applauded. But, glancing back over my shoulder, I saw that not a single waiter or busboy—not even those who had finished their chores—looked out the huge windows. Old Faithful, grown entirely too familiar, had lost its power to impress them.
Few things are more quickly taken for granted than God’s faithfulness. But few things are more important. God’s faithfulness deserves our untiring praise and wonder.
Main Point: Stay Faithful Knowing That God Keeps His Word!
It Is Truth and Worthy of Trust (9:1-2).
The Word of God is Absolute Truth
The God of The Word is Absolutely Trustworthy
God is absolutely trustworthy to not only carry out the good of His covenant, He can be trusted to carry out the warnings of disobedience.
Implications for Us
Implications for Us
It Ought to Drive Us To Worship and Prayer (9:3-19)
True Worship Brings Confession.
There is A Confession of Who God Is
There is A Confession Of Who We Are
Six different aspects of Israel’s sin are set forth in vv. 5–6. Israel had “sinned,” “done wrong,” “been wicked,” “rebelled,” “turned away” from Yahweh’s commands and laws and had “not listened” to Yahweh’s prophets. What an indictment