Yesterday, we heard how God has given us a sure anchor for our souls; namely, the hope we have in Jesus. What a comfort to hear this especially in these turbulent times.
But the best anchor will do us no good if it isn’t anchored in firm ground. When the storms rage, the anchor will hold only if it firmly catches a strong rock.
This is why the anchor of hope God gives won’t fail us. It is anchored in the rock-solid life and death of Jesus. Let’s look again at Hebrews 6:18-20:
“Lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.”
This passage pictures the anchor as being secured in God’s very presence!
The anchor is secured in God’s presence because Jesus appeased God’s wrath by paying the full price of sin. God dramatically emphasized that we had been reconciled to him by tearing the temple veil in two at Jesus’ death (see Matthew 27:51). We are no longer banned from God’s presence.
Jesus doesn’t want you to doubt this.
After all, he gave his all to accomplish it. So, he takes the anchor of our hope and plants it in the very presence of God where nothing can move it.
Friends, don’t trust in anything else to get you through the storms of life. Don’t think being good is the key to having God care for you and protect you. Don’t rely on the government or money or anything else. Anchor all your hopes in Jesus. He won’t fail you.
For Further Reading:
To learn more about Jesus as our high priest, as mentioned in v.20, click here to download Chapter 6 from our book, God—The Ultimate Humanitarian, “A Humanitarian at the Temple.”
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