God’s Word and Oath.
Scripture reading for February 23rd: Leviticus 15-18, Psalm 31, Hebrews 6
Hebrews 6: 17-20 “So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of His purpose, He guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
Often, in this life, our life foundations are shaken by the various trials and events that befall us. Governments come and go, generations pass away, and our lives are fleeting and often filled with trouble. But those who trust in Jesus Christ and His Holy and unchangeable Word have an anchor for their souls. That anchor is attached to God, Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the Word of God, in human flesh. He is alive from the dead and now has entered into the Holy of Holies in Heaven itself and is our ever-living High Priest. He has spoken God’s Word and sworn by Himself that heaven and earth may pass away but His Word will never pass away! He is able to give us the strong encouragement we need to get us through the trials and uncertainty of this life!
Leviticus 16:32-33 “And the priest who is anointed and consecrated as priest in his father’s place shall make atonement, wearing the holy linen garments. He shall make atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make atonement for the tent of meeting and for the altar, and he shall make atonement for the priests and for all the people of the assembly.”
Prayer: Father God, Thank You for Jesus Christ, Your final Word from heaven and the anchor we need today for our souls in this world of uncertainty. I have strong encouragement and blessed Hope in the One Who holds my times in His hands and will rescue me from all my enemies–including the last enemy, death.
Psalm 31:14-16 “But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! Make Your face shine on Your servant; save me in Your steadfast love!”