In Living by God’s Promises, Joel R. Beeke and James A. La Belle draw from stellar Puritan treatises on divine promises by Andrew Gray, Edward Leigh, and William Spurstowe, and offer them in contemporary language for today’s readers. Moving beyond historical interest, this book explores a topic that is vital for Christian living. By God’s grace, it will help you treasure the promises that God establishes in Christ and conveys in His covenant love to comfort you in sorrow and strengthen your faith. With the Spirit’s blessing, this book will energize and deepen your life as you appropriate the precious promises in God’s Word.
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“Legal promises are conditioned on perfect righteousness.” (Page 4)
“He reveals to us ahead of time by way of a promise, to grant us present comfort and to draw forth hope and expectancy. Thus, a promise is both the ground of present comfort and the expectation of future blessings.” (Page 3)
“A promise is different from a threat in that in a promise, God declares good rather than evil, and it is different from a command in that it concerns good things freely bestowed rather than a duty to be done.” (Pages 3–4)
“This means there is not a single situation that arises in your life for which there is not a promise from God that will address that situation.” (Page x)
“Before we can apply the promises,’ they reason, ‘we must first understand their nature and various kinds, and appreciate their excellence and worth; we must know the foundation on which they are built and the spring from which they gush forth; we must be certain as to whom they belong and the various properties or characteristics inherent in them that urge both our faith in them and our use of them. Only with these track lights in place can we traverse such a broad terrain, avoiding both neglect and presumption, and encouraging both faith and use.’” (Page 1)
The promises of God give light for the Christian’s path through life, and food for the soul on the pilgrimage. Living By God’s Promises provides us with a third sine qua non—a map book to guide us to the store houses in which we can find the bountiful provision God has given us for the journey.
—Sinclair B. Ferguson, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, SC, and professor of systematic theology, Redeemer Theological Seminary, TX
Living by God’s Promises will be enjoyed, whether by a new Christian, a seminary student, or a saint ready to go home to be with the Lord. It masterfully weaves the voices of Puritans as echoes to the voice of our Good Shepherd whose promises are lavish and bountiful. Enjoy this book—use it often, share it with others, and read it slowly to savor the nourishment. It brings not only comfort but an encouragement to holiness.
—David W. Hall, senior minister, Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA
God’s promises are exceedingly great and many. Other books list them, and there is a place for that, but in this book a Christian mentality is set forth to equip us by a regenerate mindset to perceive, understand, and appropriate the promises of the Bible. What assurance, courage, and energy may come from applying oneself to these pages!
—Geoff Thomas, pastor, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales
James A. La Belle is the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod, OPC.
Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. He has written, coauthored, or edited over 70 books.