Read 2 Peter 1:3-11

"He has given us his very great and precious promise, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature" - 2 Peter 1:4

In 1934 the pundits had Kentucky and LSU to meet in the SEC basketball tournament finals, especially after Alabama's leading scorer, Zeke Kimbrough, fractured his cheekbone and was out for the season. Kimbrough was the SEC's third leading scorer with 162 points for the season. The team stopped by the hospital, where Zeke was recovering from surgery, to tell their teammate good-bye. Everyone told him not to worry and they would win the tournament for him. But Jimmy Walker, Kimbrough's closest friend, told Zeke "We ARE going to win this for you. That's a promise - and I don't break promises."

As it turns out, Walker and his teammates kept his promise to Kimbrough and they won the tournament. Walker was the leading scorer in the championship win. Promise made; promise kept. What if everyone lived by that simple concept. Any promise you make is a promise that must be kept. It would definitely changes things, wouldn't it? We all too often make promises that we don't intend on keeping. But God doesn't operate that way. One scholar has discovered that the Bible contains 30,000 promises and God has kept and keeps every single one. What that means for us is a life shared with Jesus Christ and all the eternal blessings that comes with it. 

God cannot do everything; he cannot, for instance, break his promises.


McMinn, E. (2010). You Promised. In Daily Devotions for Die-Hard Fans: Alabama Crimson Tide (1st ed., pp. 78-79). Extra Points Publishers.