Thursday, June 18, 2009

Truth is Hope

In the hotel on a business trip, my husband shared our nightly devotion with me and our daughter.

He read a familiar passage of scripture, then made a few comments.

He asked me a question, but I couldn't answer it because I got "stuck" on one phrase he read from that very familiar passage of scripture.

I have been in church my whole life, so I do not understand why I still get so amazed when I find a treasure nugget from God's Word. ~ But there I sat~ excited and dumbfounded that I had never seen it before!

Here is my treasure nugget:
Hebrews 6:16-20
16Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. 19We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

The part that stood out to me was verse 18. Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life."
The hope mentioned in verse 18 is that "it is impossible for God to lie". This "hope" entered the inner sanctuary, the Holy of Holies, to make atonement for our sins. This "hope" is "Truth", because "it is impossible for God to lie".

Take a few minutes and wrap your mind around that. I love it when God's Word speaks to my spirit such volumes. This is so simple, yet so profound. To grasp more of this TRUTH read all of Hebrews 6 and 7!

Ok. Just wanted to share that with you today! May God's Word flourish in your heart, soul, and spirit!



God Chaser said...

thanks for sharing this nugget- Hope which cannot lie nd takes us into the inner sanctuary- a place I love finding myself.

I too love it when God takes me to a new place with te same word I have looked at numerous times. Be blessed and have a great day treasure hunting.

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Hebrews, Hebrews, Hebrews. I LOVE Hebrews. Thanks for taking the time to share this passage.

Just wanted to stop in and say hello and wish you well during these summer months!