Daily Reading 7-21-17
Hebrews 6:13-20 New Living Translation (NLT)
If you are connected to Christ, you are set up to be blessed. Are you aware God took an oath and made a promise to bless you in Christ? He did it a long time ago; and he is bound by that Word. Since you know the truth, wait patiently for God to bring forth what He has promised. You can place your confident hope in God and His love for you. Allow faith to move and position you; God is growing your character while you wait. Remain obedient in His loving care, because authentic faith lives for God.
Hebrews 6:13-20 God’s Promises Bring Hope
13 For example, there was God’s promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:
“I will certainly bless you,
and I will multiply your descendants beyond number.”
15 Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.
16 Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. 17 God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. 18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. 20 Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your oath and promise to bless me. I am so grateful for the love you spill over me each day. I don’t live for the hope that my circumstances will always please me; rather, I live in the confidence of your presence and the hope that you will always be good to me even beyond what I can see. In Jesus’ name. Amen.