Swearing on oath means you are good for your word. When God swore on oath by His own greatness, He was making an emphasized point. God’s unchangeable purpose (our salvation through Christ) can be trusted (since He’s good for His word) plus His swearing by His own name makes it final (no accusation will overturn it since there is no one greater than God to swear by). Abraham believed and it was counted to Him as righteousness. He served as the “father” of our faith, showing us the possibility of believing God! Abraham was blessed and his family multiplied, against all odds. We also have this hope as an anchor for our soul that God’s blessing will draw others (multiply) when we trust God’s provision for sin. This goes against all odds (our sin accuses us and is meant to separate us from God, eternally). – Teresa
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Hebrews 6: 13-20 (ESV)
The Certainty of God’s Promise
13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” 15 And thus Abraham,[b] having patiently waited, obtained the promise. 16 For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. 17 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, 18 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. 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.