Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.

– Hebrews 6:17-18 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

When God made His promises to mankind, He did so by making an oath not to us, but to Himself. Why? The Bible chronicles our constant unfaithfulness in contrast to His unchanging love. God is not looking at our abilities to keep this agreement, but His own. We couldn’t deliver ourselves, so He came as a man to deliver us. God is the initiator and the guarantor of this agreement. This should give us great hope! God has promised to be our God and hear our prayers through Jesus Christ. This is not based upon you, but upon Jesus. Run to Him today.

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