Promises of God

1 Chronicles 25:4-6New International Version (NIV)

As for Heman, from his sons:

Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael and Jerimoth; Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-Ezer; Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. (All these were sons of Heman the king’s seer. They were given him through the promises of God to exalt him. God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.)

All these men were under the supervision of their father for the music of the temple of the Lord, with cymbals, lyres and harps, for the ministry at the house of God.

Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the supervision of the king.

God promises offspring. Here Heman gets an “orchestra of sons and daughters.” God loves our worship. Music is an invitation for the Spirit of God to enter the church just like we “make melody in our hearts to the LORD.”


Romans 4:19-21New International Version (NIV)

19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

When we have faith in the promises of God we are strengthened in our faith and God receives the glory for His promises fulfilled just like Abraham and Sarah when Isaac was born.

Galatians 3:20-22New International Version (NIV)

20 A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one.

21 Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22 But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

A promise is a covenant. The promised Savior was the fulfillment of the new covenant. No one comes to the Father but by Him. Christ is our mediator.