Read: Hebrews 6:13-20 again.
- Although this passage starts with a promise to Abraham, the author of Hebrews suggests by the end of this passage that somehow we received or benefited from this promise, too. He maintains that God made his promise and his oath so that we “may be greatly encouraged.” Look at the preceding paragraph, Hebrews 6:4-12. Why would the original readers of Hebrews need to “be greatly encouraged?”
- After warning the original readers in 6:4-12 that falling away from Christ means you can’t ever be saved, he now encourages them and us. What in this passage gives us great courage: the strength of our faith or the strength of God?
- What words or phrases in this passage would you like to understand better? If you have time and a good commentary available, consider looking up those words and phrases and jotting down a summary of what you learn.