Hope: An Anchor for the Soul

The promises of God are reliable and, therefore, provide a secure foundation for hope – A few thoughts regarding Hebrews 6:13-20…

(1) God’s promises are received by those who patiently endure – Hebrews 6:13-15…

13When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” 15And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

(2) God’s promises are the basis for great encouragement (strong consolation) – Hebrews 6:16-18…

16People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17Because 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. 18God 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.

(3) God’s firm and secure promises provide an anchor for our souls – Hebrews 6:19-20…

19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

About a fellow sojourner

a sojourner in life, trying to follow in the steps of Jesus.
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2 Responses to Hope: An Anchor for the Soul

  1. cwinwc says:

    As I grow older the promises of God become more comforting.

  2. Bill says:

    You got that right, brother!

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