Scripture to Read: Hebrews 6:13-17
God leads the writer of Hebrews to use Himself as an example. God is reminding the Jewish Christians, and us today, that He made a promise to Abraham. God made this promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:2 “And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing.” So, we know Abraham was going to become a great nation. Then God confirmed His promise to Abraham in Genesis 15:4-5. God wants all Christians to know that His promises are ones we can know will come true. God even uses the writer of Hebrews to write in verses 13-14, “when God made the promise to Abraham, He swore [an oath] by Himself, since He had no one greater by whom to swear, 14 saying, ‘I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you.’” (AMP Bible) Even though Abraham and Sarah took matters into their own hands, God still kept His promise when Isaac was born to Abraham and Sarah. We, as humans, now sign contracts that bind us to our promises and we have lawyers, who are greater than us, write these documents to hold us accountable to follow through on our promises. The point of Hebrews 6:13-17 is if we, as humans, trust in man-made contracts, how much more can we trust God with His promises? God bound Himself with His oath so that anyone who receives His promise can be sure that He won’t change His mind.
Challenge & Application
What did you learn today about God and His promises? How does this change the way you see your salvation in Christ? Who will you share the promises of God with this week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!