A Prediction We Can Count On

Do you have any predictions for the coming year? Here are some possibilities:

Well, I don’t know about those. That’s the thing about predictions—it’s so easy to be off the mark. There are a few, though, in which we can have confidence. Let me offer this one:

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever.

He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; for He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.

But from everlasting to everlasting, the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children—with those who keep His covenant and remember to obey His precepts. [Psalm 103]

I must be tentative in making predictions as I look at the political world; it’s all dependent on the choices people make. But I can always depend on the character of God to be constant. He will not change. That’s a foundational truth, a principle we can rely on—a prediction that will surely come to pass.