When God made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,
Cross ReferencesGenesis 22:16
saying, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your only son,
Remember Your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, to whom You swore by Your very self when You declared, 'I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give your descendants all this land that I have promised, and it shall be their inheritance forever.'"
See, I have placed the land before you. Enter and possess the land that the LORD swore He would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to their descendants after them."
By Myself I have sworn; truth has gone out from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow before Me, every tongue will confess allegiance.
But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself, declares the LORD, that this house will become a pile of rubble.'"
Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As surely as the Lord GOD lives."
the oath He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
Brothers, let me put this in human terms. Even a human covenant, once it is ratified, cannot be canceled or amended.
For if the inheritance depends on the Law, then it no longer depends on a promise; but God freely granted it to Abraham through a promise.
Chapter Outline1. He exhorts not to fall back from the faith;
11. but to be steadfast,
12. diligent, and patient to wait upon God;
13. because God is most sure in his promise.
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