“And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.” —Joshua 21:43
Although the promise of this land was given to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob it was fulfilled in their descendents: to Abraham in Genesis 12:7,
And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land:
…to Isaac in Genesis 26:3,
Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
…and to Jacob in Genesis 28:13,
And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;
…and God did as He declared. He kept His promise because God means what He says and says what He means. That God keeps His promises in something as small as giving a parcel of clay to the living balls of clay He created in His image, how much more would He keep His promise to save fallen, sin-riddled balls of clay for His own glory?
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. —Isaiah 43:25
How much more weight does His promise carry when in eternal matters as they relate to His only Son and the sacrifice He has made to fulfill that promise? That is cause for great comfort and incredible assurance. That is cause for great humility, yet exuberant joy. O, what a God we have! What a God indeed!
He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. —1 John 5:12-13