When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.” And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because 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. God 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. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
I want to focus today on just one verse from this passage:
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. v19
Here’s a short video that you can use to meditate on this verse.
Consider your life as being the boat on the surface of the sea.
How is your hope in God an anchor in your life?
If you don’t feel that you have such an anchor, pray for God to increase your hope.
The writer to the Hebrews says ‘it is impossible for God to lie’.
In this film, the underwater world is very peaceful and calm. Pray for the same calm to be in you, God’s peace.