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.
For you and I not to drift away, we must be anchored on something. The only entity that does not shift nor change is God because he is the same yesterday today and forever, he is consistent. But how do we stay anchored on God?
Back in the old testament days, the High Priest was the mediator between the people and God. He was the one that went into the Holy of Holies to present the sacrifices on behalf of the people and himself.
The book of Hebrews tells us that in this last days God has spoken to us through his son Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:5 tells us that there is only one mediator between God and man, the man Jesus Christ. So, the only way for us to be anchored to God who changes not, we have to find our anchorage in Christ Jesus.
The hope we have and an anchor for our souls is based on the promises of God which we activate through faith. Abraham our father of faith is a perfect example. The bible says that Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. All that God promised Abraham came to pass and thus we can count on God to fulfill the promises he makes, remember he changes not.
But what are those promises and how do we get to know them? Those promises are contained in his word! Remember faith comes hearing and hearing the word of God, that’s according to Romans 10:17.
Something else that interesting to note is that the book of John 1 tells us that in the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. Jesus is the word of God.
This then means that if we are to have this hope as an anchor for our souls, we must not only know the promises that this hope is based on, but believe them as well as our faith is activated. This promises are contained in the word of God who is Jesus, the only mediator between God and man.
Bottom line, to be anchored in Christ, we must be rooted in the word not just to know it but to believe it and act it out in our life no matter the circumstances or what the world says!
What are the results of having a life that is not anchored in Christ?
How well acquainted are you with the promises God has made to you in his word and do you believe them?
What must you do to ensure that you give the word first priority in your life?