Have you ever made a promise to someone? Maybe your spouse, child, or friend and tried desperately to convince them that what you promised, you would do? God is The All-powerful God there is absolutely nothing He cannot do and He is WILLING to do all that He has promised you as written in His word. And in a bid to convince you, He swore, can you beat that?
He wanted to prove to Abraham that what He said to Him would surely come to pass:
Hebrews 6:13, 14
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.
And as you know, this oath and blessing also covers to those who have Christ as saviour and redeemer. Galatians 3:13,14
As I think of this, I am excited because God swore by the highest ever person, Himself. And God cannot lie. I reckoned that all my needs and desires are covered in His word and He is true to His word. No matter how big or far-fetched my desires seem to be, God has got it covered.
Hebrews 6:17 (AMP)
Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath.
The Almighty swore And He swore by Himself, by His unchanging nature, just to let us know that He is not joking or lying to us or just trying to make us happy. He means all of it, every single thing He has promised He will bring them to pass if we hold on in faith and patience, God swore by Himself, He is The God of integrity; He has His reputation to protect, He swore, to help us KNOW that He is true and He is coming through for you and I.