Throughout the Bible there are promises made by God. In many cases we read how God fulfilled those promises in antiquity and continues to carry them out now and in the future. What promise of God comes to mind for you right now?
Our passages this week start off in Hebrews 6:13-20 in which the writer reminds the Jewish Christians of God’s promise to Abraham. This promise is actually unconditional in that God initiated it and is fulfilling it. God certainly blessed Abraham and continues His blessings today.
Some key characteristics of God jump out in this passage as we read of His unchangeable purpose and that He is the anchor of our soul. Jesus, the writer reminds us, is “our high priest in the order of Melchizedek” who most believe was God appearing to Abraham.
“Let us draw near…let us hold on…let us be concerned…” are all found in Hebrews 10:19-25 as we think about our responses to a loving and faithful God of Promise. Since Jesus is our high priest and has made the ultimate sacrifice for us, then we “confess our hope” in His promises and “promote love and good works”.
God’s promises call us to respond to Him with open hearts and hands.
Things to Ponder:
One of God’s earliest promises is captured by the beauty of a rainbow. What other illustrations bring to mind some of God’s promises?
Name two or three ways you have seen God’s faithfulness in your life recently.
How can you keep your word to others? What is someone else depending on you to do?
This passage reminds us to tithe and to be with other believers. God is fulfilling His promises. How are you doing in these areas? What can you do to uphold your commitment to Jesus Christ?