God’s oath-making provides believers with a superior basis for stability in life.
God says that life is more than what can be seen immediately, and He offers us a wealth of spiritual resources to be found in relation to Jesus Christ. Those spiritual resources are accessed as we trust God’s word and build our lives on it. His “oaths” help us to see beyond our limitations to His limitless power and provisions. Encouragement comes from knowing we play a part in a life both full of meaning and lasting. Thus our current circumstances can never adequately define who we are or what we are about.
Our souls are ever attempting to anchor our lives, to catch hold of something outside ourselves that will transform our detached existence to a state of stability.