The great-granddaughter of a Civil War-era storekeeper in Tampa, Fla. is suing the city for a 147-year-old unpaid promissory note. With interest, the note is now worth over $22 million.Image from St. Petersburg Times
The financially-strapped city of Tampa, in need of ammunition during the Civil War, issued the note to Thomas Pugh Kennedy on June 21, 1861, the St. Petersburg Times reported Sunday. Kennedy’s great-granddaughter, Joan Kennedy Biddle and her family are suing to collect the payment, plus 8 percent annual interest.
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There are those who doubt whether this debt will ever be paid, even though the repayment of the loan was promised to the lender. With God, there is never a doubt, a slight thought that He might not be true to His Word, nor a flicker of apprehension. When God makes a promise, He keeps it. When God says He will do something, be assured it will be done.
“Howbeit the LORD would not destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and as he promised to give a light to him and to his sons for ever.” II Chronicles 21:7
Jehoram had ascended to the throne, but he was not a righteous king. Far from godliness, Jehoram had slain many people, including his own brothers. He was a wicked man…but because he was of the house of David, God would not destroy him, for God had made that promise.
Oh, how glad I am to be doing business with Jesus. How comforted I am, how secure I feel, how protected, because I’m serving under one who not only is strong and victorious, but who never breaks a promise.
Have a promise from God you haven’t seen fulfilled yet? Hang in there. God never goes back on His Word, never forgets, never gets confused or ranges into indifference. His promises are sure!
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