Hebrews 6:13 – “he (God) had no one greater by whom to swear,”
This passage (Hebrews 6:13-20) hit me over the head the other day! I love, for lack of a better word, the CONFIDENCE of God exhibited here. Paul is saying that there is no one higher than God. When God made His covenant with Abraham, He had no choice but to unilaterally swear an oath upon the Most High, Himself
God’s promises and His oath are sure. Humans fail. We have all dealt with broken promises and unmet expectations. This shapes our point of view. Thankfully, God is not subject to our perceptions. We can hold fast to His promises supported by His oath.
There are those that go through trials that come to the conclusion that God does not keep His promises. I believe, if we were honest, we would all have to admit that we think this way from time to time. We see our situations through our narrow perspectives and think, “God must have messed up.” Well, He didn’t, He can’t… He won’t.
God does not want His children to go through uncertainty. He wants us to rely on Him as the “sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.” Jesus Christ went before us and, through His ultimate sacrifice, allows us to commune with our Father. His coming was promised even before Adam and Eve were sent out of Eden (Genesis 3), and that promise, like every other, was kept.
Our God is faithful. What He says, He will do. There is confidence to be had if we REALLY GRASP that truth. He knows all about our struggles. He listens. He cares. He answers prayer. He loves us. He wants His best for us. And He can’t fail.
“Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.”