When we pen our "John Hancock," we vow to . . .
pay our mortgage
have sufficient funds for the amount designated on the check
remain faithful to our marriage vows
return the rental
abide by the rules
Signatures and vows authorize and assure. Yet vows are broken and contracts betrayed. Checks bounce, houses return to banks, and rules are broken. In our world of counterfit signatures and fingers-crossed promises, we can, nevertheless, rest assured in at least one promise that will always remain kept and honored.
I cherish guarantees. You may remember the days when George Zimmer guaranteed each man that when he left Men's Wearhouse, "You're going to like the way you look." I imagine that most of the time his guarantee proved to be true; not all the time, however.
There is one absolute guarantee.
The Scriptures tell us . . .
"Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant."The better covenant is the gospel, the promise that when we call upon the name of the Lord, we will be saved. He guarantees it!