Hebrews 6: Trusting the Promise
Trust is difficult for so many people. They are so many instances of betrayal all around us. Look at the recent news about Ashley Madison. Clearly, this type of violation brings about a lack of trust in everyone and everything. There are very few oaths greater than the marriage vows, so when a man or woman violates that agreement, trust undoubtedly becomes more difficult.
Hebrews 6 talks about trust, but it talks about our trust in God, and it demonstrates how different that type of relationship is.
Heb 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
Heb 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
Heb 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
God cannot lie, and because He is our hope, we can have unmeasured confidence. People very well might let us down from time to time. That is natural with imperfect people. However, when you think about God giving us this promise that He will not break, that is truly something amazing.
This promise is not insignificant either. It promises a hope of life after death. It promises an eternity in the presence of our perfect Lord and Savior. It promises eternal joy and peace. This is not something to disregard. It is much more important than any other promise that you or I could make here on earth.
Clearly, as Christians, we ought to follow through on our promises. It is wrong not to. However, even with the best of intentions, sometimes we are not able to do what we said, and there are plenty of times where our intentions are not perfect. However, think about God and His promises. They will not fail, and they sound pretty amazing.