Topic:No Co-Signer Required
July 16, 2018
Read: Hebrews 6:13–20 | Bible in a Year: Psalms 16–17; Acts 20:1–16
People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said. Hebrews 6:16
When someone makes a promise to us—whether for financial, marital, or other reasons—we expect them to keep it. We want to know that God will keep His promises too. When He promised Abraham that He would bless him and give him “many descendants” (Hebrews 6:14; see Genesis 22:17), Abraham took God at His word. As the Creator of all that exists, there is no one greater than He; only God could guarantee His own promise.
Abraham had to wait for the birth of his son (Hebrews 6:15) (and never saw how innumerable his offspring would grow to be), but God proved faithful to His promise. When He promises to be with us always (13:5), to hold us securely (John 10:29), and to comfort us (2 Corinthians 1:3–4), we too can trust Him to be true to His word.
Lord, thank You for being so trustworthy. I need no other promises but Your word. Help me to trust You more and more each day.
God’s promises are sure.