Many worldly minded people tend to resent the Bible as a book of thou shalt not’s, as in the 10 commandments. Many of God’s most precious promises use the phrase shall not. The first verse of the 23rd Psalms says, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.”
God gives us the promise of salvation. He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me hath everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation.
Following salvation, there is the promise of guidance.
“He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
No matter how great the trial, the Lord will not leave us, that’s another promise He made to us.
God’s word and God’s promises can never fail. “Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35
“Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:14
We should never resent God’s commands, for His shall not promises are far greater.