7 Promises God made to Mankind

When God makes a promise it reflects and reveals part of who He is as a being, and the more we understand the things He has promised man the more we can understand Him. If we desire to know more about God then we could do no better than to seek to understand His promises written in the Bible. Below I have listed just 7 of the many wonderful promises that God has made to us and which we can rely upon.

1. God promises never to flood the earth again

(Genesis 9:11-17)

Thus I establish My covenant with you: Never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood; never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Every time we see the rainbow in the sky it is a reflection of God's promise to mankind, and His desire to see us prosper throughout the generations of history.

God is faithful in keeping His word and we can be fully confident that the earth will never again suffer judgement through a world wide flood. We may need to endure local or even national flooding during monsoon season or after cyclones etc. but it's reach will always be limited to a region or country only.

2. God promises that the seasons will continue

(Genesis 8:20-22)

Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.

“While the earth remains,

Seed-time and harvest,

Cold and heat,

Winter and summer,

And day and night

Shall not cease.”

The importance of the seasons is lost on many city dwelling people because they merely travel to the supermarket and fill up their trolleys with the goods that come from our farming communities.

Farmers are far more in touch with the changing seasons as it influences greatly the processes of planting and harvesting the crops that end up on our dining tables. Even those of us who may have a vegetable patch in the backyard become more aware of the growth cycles of plants and the importance of planting specific seeds in the correct season.

It is reassuring that mankind can depend upon the seasonal changes and prepare for them, that they might continue to prosper and provide for their families.

3. God promises to provide for you and your family

(Matthew 7:7-12)

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!