Have you seen a product advertised that seems like it will revolutionize your life, and yet when you purchase it and use it, nothing really seems to change?

After my heart surgery, I started working out on a weight training system that promised me incredible results in six weeks of faithful use. After about five months, I didn’t see any real difference in how I looked. I had been able to significantly increase the amount of weight I could lift, but I certainly didn’t see results like the advertisements and infomercials promised.

Ads and hype are what make the NFL Super Bowl the biggest game of the year. But have you noticed this is sometimes one of the most boring games of the season? In reality it’s just like any other game.

It all comes down to this. We can only trust the Word of God. Things on this earth are simply that—things. They are temporal at best and incapable of bringing lasting happiness or success. 

On the other hand, God’s promises are incapable of disappointing us. They are eternal and full of glory.

Thank Him for His promises to you today.

God’s promises are forever. — Unknown Author

Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder