Monday, January 25, 2010

Even Better Than A British Lizard

I sat down this morning to write this devotion and I asked the Lord, as I always do, to show me what He wanted to say. What does He want you to know? He put a subject on my heart, and then the verses. I sat at the computer and started to type it out, but had to leave it shortly after to go run some errands. Somehow, I thought what I had written wasn’t quite right. As I later drove home thinking about how exactly to word this devotion, I thought, the Lord will show me.

Just a short while after getting home, the phone rang.


On the other end was a cute, silly, far away sounding voice asking me, “Do you have any insurance quotes from the Bible?”

I immediately started giggling. “What?”

“Um, do you have any insurance quotes from the Bible?”

It was my friend, Julie. I laughed at her silly question and out of joy at hearing her voice.

And I smiled on the inside, knowing the Lord had just answered my prayer about what He wanted you to know. The verses are these:

“For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, ‘Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.’ And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute.

Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” (Hebrews 6:13-20)

This is our insurance: when God makes a promise, He keeps it.

Our hope is not in a new president, a new marriage, a new doctor, a new medicine, a new church, a new friend, or anything else. We need not flit here and there, tossed by the sands of promised change, the shadows of a false horizon, the waves of a destination upon which we can never quite land.

We can stand strong in any storm because we know that ours is a real hope that was given to us by God Himself, a God Who cannot lie or go back on His promises; a hope of many things, the ultimate of which is salvation through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

There is much in the news and in our personal lives that could easily throw us for a loop. But God wants you to know that if you continue holding onto the hope you’ve been given in Jesus Christ and no other, you won’t be disappointed.

1 comment:

  1. Jesus is the answer for the world today. Above Him there's no other-- Jesus is the way.

    That's a song. :-)



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