Scripture: Acts 7:6 NIV God spoke to him in this way: ‘Your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and ill-treated for four hundred years.
7 But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves,’ God said, ‘and afterwards they will come out of that country and worship me in this place.’
Observation: Stephen was reviewing Israel’s history. In these verses he mentions that God promised Abraham’s descendants would return to the very land where Abraham was standing. Looking at any map of the world today proves that God keeps His promises! The nation of Israel is exactly where God said it would be. 400 years did not cause God to forget His promises. At times some of the Israelites may have forgotten, or thought God had forgotten, but He remembered and was faithful to keep His word.
Application: God still keeps His promises. I benefit from the promises God made to my ancestors. It may not happen in my time schedule, but I can rest assured that God will keep His promises to me.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your faithfulness in remembering and keeping your promises. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!