Devotion – Hebrews 6

S – Because God wanted to show his unchangeable purpose even more clearly to the heirs of the promise, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 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. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.”

 Heb 6:17–19 CSB

O – God swore an oath against himself because there is nothing greater to swear by than He.  His oath (hŏrkŏs – a fence; a limit,  (sacred) restraint — oath) took an unlimited God and He put limits on himself to do what he said.  Then, it says it is impossible to lie (psĕudŏmai – to utter an untruth or attempt to deceive by falsehood:— falsely, lie.)  God cannot utter a falsehood.  Putting that together, God will restrain himself to do what he said and when he says it, it is the truth.  As believers, this is our hope (ĕlpis,  expectation; or confidence:— faith, hope) 

We can be confident in God because He will do what He says because He cannot lie.

A – We need to know God’s Word and promises to walk in confidence in what God will do for us and know the character in which He will fulfill his promises.

R – Lord, help me to know you and your word better today.