October 21 – Hebrews 6:13-15. God Promised.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

October 21 – Hebrews 6:13-15. God Promised.

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

Do you remember that commandment about not misusing the name of the Lord?  In other words, we are not to swear an oath using the Lord’s name as guarantor, because … well … we’re just not trustworthy and that means we demean His good name.

Now it is an entirely different situation when God swears on His own name.  That is what spawns a trustworthy covenant.  God promised Abraham that he would have many descendants and that God would bless him.

What has God promised you?

Unlike some of those promises that we make and fail to follow through on – a promise from God never fails.