God’s Promises, Desires & Truth
Scriptural Basis for this section: Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
As you read these scriptures then ask yourself, If this is God’s nature or if He promises these things then:
- How should it influence my current choice or decision?
- What type of impact should it have on my cravings and desires? What is the fruit of obeying this truth or promise?
- Should this truth be leading me to transformation, and if so, then how am I different?
- Am I working this truth or promise into my life through repetition in such a way that it becomes intertwined with my very nature and character?
- How often am I revisiting this truth and promise so that it is always fresh and alive in me?
- What is the opposite of this truth or promise? What does the world say about these things or what is the way of the flesh in this matter? How is that different from what God desires or His nature? What is the fruit of not following this truth or promise?
When considering God’s truth over the worldly idea of truth remember Psalm 12:6:
The words of the LORD are pure words; As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
There is no contamination in the words of our Lord. The wisdom of the world is full of half truths and contamination.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. 18 In the exercise of His will He gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.
- Since God is giving good and perfect gifts then……(ask questions from above)
- Since God is the Father of lights then……
- Since God is rock steady without variation then……
- Since God exercises His will to bring birth by truth then……
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
- If I am tasting & seeing then……
- If I am steadily taking refuge in Him and therefore blessed then……
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord gives grace and glory;
He withholds no good thing from those who walk with integrity.
Isaiah 40: 28-31
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to the one who lacks might He increases power.
30 Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Philippians 4: 6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 6: 31-33
Do not worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you.
Proverbs 3: 5-8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
8 It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones.
Psalm 34: 9-10
Fear the Lord, you His saints;
For to those who fear Him there is no lack of anything.
10 The young lions do without and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.
Matthew 11: 28-30
28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is comfortable, and My burden is light.”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; the one who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”
John 14: 15-17
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, so that He may be with you forever; 17 the Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him; but you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you.
I am the vine, you are the branches; the one who remains in Me, and I in him bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
Matthew 28: 19-20
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Therefore, I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted to you.
Psalm 37: 3-5
Trust in the Lord and do good; live in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it.
Psalm 145: 17-19
The Lord is righteous in all His ways, and kind in all His works.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.
19 He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; he will also hear their cry for help and save them.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
John 8: 36
So if the Son sets you free, you really will be free.
Read each of these beautiful scriptures of truth, apply the questions, and repetitively work them into your life. Remind yourself often of these promises and transformation will come. This list is not exhaustive but merely a foundation! Keep seeking and growing in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and walk according to His wisdom according to the Spirit of truth who abides within you.