Hebrews 4:12-13 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."

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The enduring word – Promises to recieve!

Promise - A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something.

An Interesting Note: In the Hebrew language, there are no words that correspond with the English word ‘Promise’. Instead, because of the training of God, there is only the Hebrew ‘Davar’ – which means ‘speaking’, ‘speech’, or ‘to speak’. Then there is the Hebrew ‘Dmar’, which means ‘To say’; and finally the Hebrew ‘Omer’, which means ‘speech’.

This is a significant understanding that God has instructed by the fact that He does not truly promise, but states his intentions!

Paul new this, note:

Titus 1:1-3 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, 2 in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, 3 but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior”

In learning to speak as the oracles of God, everywhere the promises of God are translated in the New Testament; we should learn to read them simply as “God Has Said”.

Note this particular exercise:

Genesis 12:1-3 Now the Lord had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.
3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.””

Acts 2:39; 3:19-26; 10:1-4; Galatians 3:16; 26-29

Many people believe things; yet never act upon what they know in their hearts (1 Corinthians 1:20 – God has made foolish the wisdom of this world; James 2:19)! Trust creates the ability to move past simple mental ascent in order to develop what God truly demands from all of us – Faith (Romans 4:21 – Abraham was fully convinced that what God had promised He was able to perform; Hebrews 11:6)!

Since God’s word is full of incentive to trust Him, we should not be surprised that faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17); thus developing trust!

Now let’s move to the 1st letter of Peter, which we have been using for a text:

1 Peter 1:3-12the properties of the Great promise(Genesis 12:3).

2 Peter 1:1-11 - great and precious promises, given to us! How? Knowledge of Him!!!

By the prophetic word – 2 Peter 1:12-21

We according to His promise – look for: 2 Peter 3:9 Certainty, 13-18 New Heavens and a New Earth; 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 He will be our God, and we shall be His people; 1 Timothy 4:8 the promise of life to come; Hebrew 9:15 – eternal life, by the death established covenant of life.


James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”

1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.”

So to you and me:

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”