The first one is "promises," the second is "exceeding promises," the third one is "great promises," the fourth one is "precious promises."
Here you will notice that we reach the climax on the fourth round. For while in our preceding chapters we reached the climax on the fourth round when we came to "unsearchable riches," also in this chapter we reach the climax on the fourth round which is "precious promises."
Everything that is included in the word salvation is brought to us under one or the other of these four promises. I suppose the people of God have rejoiced more and have gotten greater comfort and joy and satisfaction out of the promises of the Bible than out of anything else. In fact, there is more talk about the promises, and more shouting over the promises, than any other one thing in the Book. I have often heard some one quote a rich promise in the Bible and a dozen saints would leap in the air and praise God for the rich promises, and there are so many of them and so much joy and comfort to be found in them that we could not in this chapter name half of them. But we will just refer you to a few that you can take your concordance and look up at your leisure. One great promise to us is He says, "Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God, I will help thee, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness." Another is, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee, my presence will go with thee, and I will lead thee by my Spirit and I will guide thee with mine eye," and "I will cover thee with my feathers," and "You shall dwell in the land of good things," and "You shall be satisfied with the fatness of my house."
"I will be a wall of fire around about thee, and the glory in the midst thereof." "Behold I have graven thee on the palms of my hands and thy walls are continually before me." "I will pour water on him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. I will pour my spirit upon thy seed and my blessing upon thine offspring, and they shall spring up as among the grass as willows by the water courses." Again the reader might shout over these beautiful promises. "Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest, then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful fields, and the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings and in quiet resting places."
Beloved, we next notice a beautiful promise that will make your heart rejoice. "And the Lord shall guide thee continually and satisfy thy soul in drought and make fat thy bones and thou shalt be like a watered garden and like a spring of water whose waters fail not." The reader will notice that these are only a few out of the thousands of rich promises that have caused the hearts of the saints to rejoice.
Thank God, there is not a promise in the Bible but what it is so large that a saint can lie down and stretch out on it, and can not kick the footboard nor scratch the headboard, nor touch the railings on either side. You can swing out over the pit of outer darkness on any promise in the old Book, and the Devil can't even throw soot on your spotless robe.
Thank God for a salvation from all sin, for all men, promised through the atoning blood, of the blessed Son of God.
Robinson, Reuben A. (Bud). The Collected Works of 'Uncle Bud' Robinson (Kindle Location 3687- 3713). Jawbone Digital. Kindle Edition.