For when God made a promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater by whom to swear, He swore by Himself,
The writer of the Book of Hebrews wanted us to know that we can fully trust God in every aspect of life. We can trust Him for salvation, forgiveness, and grace. Most of all we can trust what He says He will do. He keeps His word.
When God made a promise to Abraham He followed through with His word. The writer wants to remind us that just as God kept His promise with Abraham, He will keep His promises with us. And most of all, we can trust Him because of that great truth.
God swore by Himself because there was no one greater for Him to swear by. We swear by and take oaths upon the Bible and to God because He is greater than all. The downfall is that we sometimes don’t keep our word.
The next time you start to lack trust in God remember that He has kept every promise He has made. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He will never turn His back on His children.
He will never keep anything great from you because He loves you so much. You may think God is not following through but in reality He is up to something great. Trust in Him because of who He is. He is the great “I AM”.
Lord, You have been faithful for all of eternity. You will not fail me now nor anytime in the future and for that I will trust in You. Help me to keep my word and be an example to others.