The Pulpit Commentary, Vol.14,Pages,184-185,A Comment On 2 Cor.7:1 “ 1. THE PROMISES OF GOD AN INCENTIVE TO HOLY LIVING.1. How numerous they are. Some are specified in preceding verses. Divine promise is , however, found in all parts of the Scripture. The crown of revelation is thickly studded with the pearls of promise. God encourages his people by multiplying promises to them. 2. How varied. There are promises suited to every condition--- for joy, sorrow, sickness, health, poverty, prosperity, weakness, strength. We change greatly in experience, but in every new condition we find a promise appropriate to it. The manna of promise covers the path of pilgrimage. 3. How needful to us. For our support, guidance, comfort, encouragement, happiness, advance. God’s promises are our rods and staffs. Were it not for such upholdings, we should soon sink in the mire. 4.How precious. What promises are like unto these? How can we compute the value of that which is invaluable? Divine promises are things by themselves. Nothing could compensate for their loss. Of such value are they that only God is rich enough to bestow them. 5.How faithful. What reliance may be placed upon them! They are all “yea” and “amen” in Christ ( 2Cor.1:20). Promises, indeed, are easily obtained from men, but what men fail in is fulfillment. But the word of Jehovah cannot be broken. His promises are precious, but they are not more precious than sure. God’s engagement to dwell in us; God’s continuous adoption of us, whereby we are ever his sons and daughters. If these be ours, then all things are ours.