This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Today, I am thinking about how God’s promise is like a binding oath.
This week we will celebrate Thanksgiving, a time of year when we come together with family and friends to give thanks and to serve those in need. Quite honestly, while I have so much to be thankful for, there is still a prayer of mine that is unanswered, so my heart is heavy today.
God knows that I am struggling, which is why I believe He led me to the book of Hebrews. Hebrews was written in the first century when people were being persecuted for their belief in Christ. Due to that persecution, many of these Jewish Christians were considering renouncing their Christian faith and returning to the safety of Judaism.
The book of Hebrews is a letter to these new Christians, urging them to keep their faith and to see God’s word as more than a mere promise and instead as a binding oath. When a person takes an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. Hebrews 6 tells us that God also bound Himself with an oath so that we could be assured that He would never change His mind.
Therefore, on a day when my heart is heavy and I feel as though I don’t have too many answers, I do know that God is just and that His word is like a binding oath. So if you too are in a place where you need your hope rekindled, join me in clinging to these words: “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
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So today, let’s give thanks that our Father’s word is a binding oath.