Sure and Steadfast
Hebrews 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.
For an anchor to function properly, it must be securely attached to something.
The strongest anchor will not make an ounce of difference if it is not connected to the ship. Neither will the strongest anchor matter in the moment of crisis if those in the boat act like it doesn’t exist.
The purpose of God is to keep us secure in times of testing. The will of God is that we remain steadfast.
So what, then, is the point of having Christ—who freely offers hope for every situation we face—if we act no differently than those without Him? God is worthy to be trusted. We are foolish not to trust. The hope in Hebrews 6:19 refers to a confident expectation that what God has promised, He will perform. And God, since He cannot lie (Titus 1:2), only makes promises that He is sure to keep and we are welcome to trust. The promises that God makes to us are worthy to be trusted until and even after our death.
Of Hebrews 6:19, Matthew Henry wrote, “We are in this world as a ship at sea, tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. We need an anchor to keep us sure and steady. Gospel hope is our anchor in the storms of this world. It is sure and steadfast, or it could not keep us so.”
Christ is our anchor. We must live like we know it.
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