God's Promises Stand Forever
"And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand. There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass." (Joshua 21:44,45)
Everything was fulfilled to receive the fulfillment of God's promises. All that God told Joshua he obeyed carefully. He made the people obey God and so God's blessings were all given. Has God's blessings come down into your life? Have you fulfilled His laws? Do you know that He is a God of truth? God cannot go against His laws. If you choose your own ways and have no fear of God, can you expect God to break His laws and bless you? Is that possible for a righteous God? Is He a man? Is He like us? We promise and break our word. We sometimes do less than what we promise. Can God do so? If He does so can you call him a righteous God? It is said here that nothing failed of all the He said. That is the nature of God. He is watching you and you are made for blessing. Only He is anxious to see whether you fulfill the conditions to receive His blessing. The devil is watching God. He says, "What kind of a God are you? Can you bless a man who has broken all your laws? Do not interfere with me. He in a way belongs to me." When man does not have the fear of God, he is then marching to hell. Seeing he has despised God's protection, Satan wants to have his way with him. Satan cannot do that with a man who obeys God. Satan argues with God about your life. Satan sees it when a man does not fulfill even the elementary principles of Christian life. God cannot protect him. Satan claims him. Jesus' protection was round Judas. But Judas did not care to obey God. Then the devil possessed him.
What are you doing? Do you know the laws of God? Do you mediate on them day and night? All the days of your life nobody can stand against you. No weapon against you will prosper. Joshua had this promise. God guards His people. All the Israelites obeyed what Joshua said. He had revelations from God. He had first hand touch with God. He was a dependable guide. Are you a dependable mother, father or leader?
Do you obey the Word of God? When you do not obey, do not expect God to help you.