Promises are commitments

Either written or oral indeed…

They are sealed with integrity

And consolidated by our deeds.

There is a destination

And by God it is declared;

It’s an assurance and an undertaking

Executed with much care.

This land was in ancient Canaan

The east side of the Mediterranean Sea;

A land of joy and prosperity

For Abraham and his seed.

It is the ‘land of milk and honey’

Given by God to Abraham,

And all of his descendants

To inherit the promised land.

But the journey was long and arduous

And although there was a shorter route;

It’s the complaining that prolonged the way

Coupled with disputes.

It’s the valleys and the turmoil

And the swelter of the heat;

It’s the pressure and frustrations

With no instant of relief.

Their disobedience delayed their route

Since Egypt in their memory remained,

As they aroused the wrath of God

When they constantly complained.

It’s the grumbling that caused many delays

As they travelled in circles around,

Always yearning for much better

But where satisfaction was never found.

The promised land is real

And although may seem like forever;

All our tests, trials and tribulations

Much faith and hope should shelter.

The journey has its joys

With the simplicity it entails,

And a reminder of God’s provision

Particularly when we are frail.

It’s to never quit amidst the pain

Since there’s always a solution;

With a crown that certainly awaits

With a fruitful blessed conclusion.

It may just take the forty years

For the promises to unfold,

But the treasure that awaits

Is multiplied and is manifold.

By faith we enter the promised land

Sworn to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,

When we become children of God

Through God’s promise that is sacred.

Our promised land of salvation

Is when we receive eternal life,

Through Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

As God’s promise will suffice.

(C) P.B. 2020

“I will take you as My people, and I will be your God.  Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burden of the Egyptians.  And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord.”  Exodus 6:7-8

“When you come into the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance..”  Numbers 34:2

“If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey.”  Numbers 14:8

“On that day I raised My hand in an oath to them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, ‘flowing with milk and honey,’ the glory of all lands.” Ezekiel 20:6

“For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness…because they did not obey the voice of the Lord.”  Joshua 5:6

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16