Josh 23:14-15: “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.” [NIV]
“Not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed.” That was Joshua’s testimony at the end of his life. He then went on to remind the tribes of Israel of what God had promised and how He brought those promises to fruition. Every promise was fulfilled. Israel made it a lot harder on themselves than it needed to be because of their own stubbornness and rebellion. Still, God brought them out of bondage and into freedom in the Promised Land, just as He said He would.
Joshua then challenged them to live for the Lord and made the declaration that no matter what they decided to do, he and his household would remain faithful to Jehovah. [24:15]
Not one of the good promises the LORD our God has given us will fail either. And while I’d like to think that I’ve done better than Israel did and made it easier on myself, I know that I’m a lot more like they were than I want to believe. I, too, am stubborn and rebellious. I can be pretty adept at murmuring and complaining too!
Still as God brought them out of bondage, so He has brought me (and you). As God brought them into freedom, so He has brought me (and you) into freedom in Christ Jesus. And as He took Israel to the Promised Land, He will bring His children (me and you!) into His presence in Glory! None of His good promises, no, not even one, will fail to be fulfilled. Hallelujah! Amen.