People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:16-20
I love fishing in almost any condition besides wind. Over ice, during the rain, or in the sweltering heat are all enjoyable, but the wind has always been frustrating. When I locate fish, I like to sit right on my spot to try various lures and baits until I find success. Wind moves the boat and makes it impossible to remain stationary. Anchors are helpful tools to stay in one place, but they are only as good as the material they are lodged in. How much more important is the anchor of a man’s soul during the storms of life!
Hope is the anchor of the soul. The object of hope is the catalyst that determines the strength of the hold. The author of Hebrews explains that God went to great lengths to make possible a firm hold in Jesus Christ. The anchor is set on the outcome of the unchangeable and perfect man who has gone before us. There is no sure foundation for hope to lie in outside of the one God provides. Drop the anchor of your soul in Jesus with confidence.
DO THIS TODAY: Thank God for providing Jesus as an anchor for your soul.