I included verses 9-12 in today's reading to help us remember where we left off last week; however, I want to mainly focus on Hebrews 6:13-20. These verses remind us how important a promise is and we are reminded that usually someone swears an oath by someone even greater than themselves. But, there is no one greater than our Creator; no one is greater than God. Since that is so, God swore His promise by His own name. The writer of Hebrews could write this fact because God has said it before. Please read Isaiah 45:22-23 (NLT) to see what God said about His promise for salvation:
"Let all the world look to me for salvation!In these verses, we see that our hope for salvation comes from God and He swore this oath by His own name. That is incredible! And we also see in these verses that He tells us that He never goes back on His word. It is the hope that we have in His promise for salvation that we are able to enter into the Most Holy Place with confidence. Because Jesus is our high priest and He sacrificed Himself for us, we are reminded in Hebrews 6:19-20 that we enter this inner sanctuary through Him. What an amazing promise! What a wonderful hope to which we can confidently cling! God will not break this promise - He doesn't break any promise. He is who He says He is and He always does what He says He will do. That is why we know that through Jesus we can enter His rest.
For I am God; there is no other.
I have sworn by my own name;
I have spoken the truth,
and I will never go back on my word:
Every knee will bend to me,
and every tongue will confess allegiance to me."
Do you believe and trust God's promise?
This post is linked with Sharing His Beauty and Inspire Me Monday.