All the Israelites twenty years old or more who were able to serve in Israel’s army were counted according to their families. The total number was 603,550. (Numbers 1:45-46)
God doesn’t make promises He doesn’t intend to keep.
When God promised Abraham that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars in the sky, Abraham had no idea what that would mean. In fact, he didn’t even have a son at that point in time – let alone the hope of numerous descendants. Yet Abraham trusted God’s promise, and it was fulfilled hundreds of years later. At this point in Israel’s history, the nation was already greater than 1,000,000 people with men, women, and children!
A major part of following the Lord is believing that He will come true on His promises – whether it happens in your lifetime or not. Unlike other gods who promise much and deliver little, the Lord comes through… always.
In order to claim God’s promises, you have to know them. The way you know them is by reading them.
A great habit to get into is marking God’s promises in your Bible as you come across them. Be encouraged today to know that God loves fulfilling His promises, and He can be trusted to do all that He has promised to do.
Lord, help me to hide Your promises in my heart. Let me cling to them as a source of strength in trial, and be pleased to grant me joy in the process of knowing them. Build my trust in You on a daily basis as I see Your promises fulfilled.