Taking a Hike Through Hebrews
Never promise anything to a child you might not be able to keep. That’s why the famous phrase, used by mothers everywhere, all over the world, say, “We’ll see.” What does that phrase really mean to a disappointed child seeking a promise of something they want to happen or receive? It means “no” to the impatient child. It means, “I have to come back with a different argument to state my case” to the older child. To the mom or dad, it means I don’t know if I will be able to do that given the current and future situation. To promise without backup, knowing that you might not be able to fulfill the promise is really no promise at all.
God, our Father is different. There is no “We’ll see.” What He says will happen…will happen. God gave His Word. Let us rejoice, be full of hope and peace. Let’s be grateful, with our faces showing it, this day for His promises to us that will not change, will not fade, and will not tarnish with time. Let us grab on to this unbreakable spiritual lifeline and be even more aware of the Holy Presence of God in our lives! Let us run right into the throne room of God, the Father, with our loving conversation with Him this very morning! Let’s hold on to the hope we have been promised, with Jesus running on ahead of us, taking up his permanent, unchangeable post as our personal high priest…as our advocate!
Hebrews 6, The Message
God Gave His Word
13-18 When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him. When people make promises, they guarantee them by appeal to some authority above them so that if there is any question that they’ll make good on the promise, the authority will back them up. When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.
18-20 We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek.
What do we learn?
–SEE, I don’t make this stuff up!
–God is God and we are not. He made a Way for us to come to Him. Jesus is that Way.
–Grab on and don’t let go!
–Hope renewed by an unchangeable, unbreakable God of Promise.
Dear Heavenly Father, You have revived our souls with hope, joy and peace beyond what we can imagine. You lift our spirits this morning with the reminder of the hope we have in You now and forever. Thank you for promises that are true and will be kept, are kept. Every. Day. Thank your for Your Presence in our lives. May we see You at work, again today, smile and be grateful. In Jesus Name, Amen.