Thursday, February 23, 2012
My Steadfast Anchor
I love the Book of Hebrews. I love how faithful our God is to His promises.
"For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain [Holy of Holies], where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."
Hebrews 6:13-20 ESV
God's faithfulness is sure; what He promises will come to pass. In the words "Abraham, having patiently waited", it indicates that God's promises do not always show themselves in our lives when we think they will. (Take a look at Genesis 17--talk about God's timing!) His timing is best, and His promises are certain. Our hope (assured knowledge of that which is yet to come) is taken right into the Holy of Holies as Christ tore the veil and gives us access to God the Father.
Wherever you are in life, know that God is faithful. What He says is final.
God hears you. (Jeremiah 29:12-13)
God loves you. (Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:4-5)
God has a plan and purpose for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)
God will never leave you. (Matthew 28:20, Hebrews 13:5)