“For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, ‘Surely I will bless you and multiply you.’ And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise.”
I love reminders of how steadfast the word of our God is. When people make promises, oftentimes they will look for things to swear by—some kind of evidence that they will keep their word and won’t abandon or forget that promise. But nothing is more certain, unchanging, and trustworthy as our God. When He makes a promise, when He says He will do something, there is no question that He will see it through.
It’s easy for us to base our view of God on what we know of people. But this is extremely faulty. All have fallen short of the glory of God. So no one will measure up to His greatness. No one will match His unending faithfulness or show us the same depth of love God has for us. Our view of God must be based on the truth of His Word and who He has shown Himself to be. His glory fills the skies—glory filled with power, majesty, and a steadfastness nothing else can claim. He is the Rock that won’t fail you, He has promised to keep you forever, and He will never break a promise.
No one is greater than our God. No one so powerful and no one so immovable in purpose. As we study His Word and read His promises to us, I pray that our hearts would be rooted in faith, confident that when our Lord speaks, every word from His mouth is unquestionable truth.
“I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me. I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.” Jeremiah 32:40-41
“So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:17-20