No One Greater
Posted by Karah
Turn off anything that could distract you from God and His Word. In the quiet, ask the Holy Spirit to guide your study.
Think about the last time someone didn’t keep a promise to you. Circle the words that best describe how you felt:
Hurt Angry Unimportant
Betrayed Used to it Annoyed
You live in a world where people don’t keep their promises, but you serve a God who does. Read Hebrews 6:13-20 in your Bible. Then consider verses 17-18 below:
“Because God wanted to show His unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, He guaranteed it with an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.”
This phrase refers to Abraham and his descendants, but also points to all believers.
To take an oath is to call on a greater witness to guarantee that you will keep a promise. If God is so great that He can swear on Himself and guarantee that what He has said will happen, what does that mean for salvation? For any and every promise God has made?
Why does God’s unchanging character give us great confidence and hope? When have you seen this in your own life?
• Meditate on this truth: Because God is unchanging, He will keep His promises.
• Do you sometimes feel like God hasn’t kept His word to you? Have an honest conversation with Him about those things. Ask Him to open your eyes to how He is at work and how He has remained faithful to you.
• For further study on how God always accomplishes His purpose, read His fulfilled prophecies about Jesus: Isaiah 7:14 and Matthew 1:18,25; Deuteronomy 18:18 and Matthew 21:11; Psalm 110:4 and Hebrews 3:1,5:5-6.
God will accomplish His purposes. What He has said, He will do. He does not change.