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11 For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”


11 For it is [stands] written:

Paul characteristically quoted Scripture again here. The quote is from Isaiah 49:18 and 45:23 verbatim from the Septuagint. Quotations by Paul emphasize the importance of using Old Testament Scripture as the Word of God.

“As I live, says the Lord,

The idea here is that, as surely as the Lord lives, He will demonstrate His sovereignty over situations. God makes an oath about the fact that every believer will bow before His judgment one day. This part of the quote is from Isaiah 49:18. God makes an oath about 50 times in the Old Testament.


God is always true to His word.


God is always true to His promises. His character does not change and He is always true and faithful to His commitments. We have, therefore, an anchor of the soul.

Nu 23:19, “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

He 6:13-19, 13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil,