“For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” (Hebrews 6:13–20, KJV)
Ta-da. One week of articles written all in one morning.
These verses seem very understandable, so only a few notes this morning. If I was preaching this series (and someday I will), I could actually fit this into two sermons: The promises of God and the trials of the believer.
But for now, let’s look at this.
God swears by Himself.
God cannot lie, and He took an oath by the most sure thing in the universe there is!
God foreordained that Jesus Christ, one third of the Trinity, would enter into the holy of holies for us.
And wait there for us.
Which means what?
We’re going in there.
What does that say about you, in God’s eyes?
Someday, we will begin to understand the depth of the love God has for us.