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