Please, please, PLEASE read this =)
I didn’t write this, so I have absolutely no problem strongly encouraging you to read it. Some of you might be really struggling to believe the gospel tonight, just like I am. And even if you don’t feel particularly weak right now, there will probably come a day when really believing the love of God will be the hardest thing in the world for you, for one reason or another. In that day, don’t forget this.
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 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.