We have this hope as anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf.
The spiritual life is not overshadowed by anxiety and fear, but rather confident that it would be “impossible for God to prove false” (v.18).
All spiritual formation is founded on the trustworthiness of God’s character and the truth of God’s revelation in the person of Jesus Christ. This conviction leads to life-sustaining hope, and hope is a “sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.”
The security of our souls rests firmly in the eternal, high priestly work of Jesus Christ, by which he has entered into God’s presence on our behalf and made a way for us to follow. When Jesus says, “Follow me,” I think he means into God’s presence.
God says that life is more than what can be seen immediately, and he offers us a wealth of spiritual resources to be found in relation to Jesus Christ.
God’s “oaths” help us see beyond our limitations to His limitless power and provisions. Encouragement comes from knowing we play a part in a life both full of meaning and lasting. Thus our current circumstances can never adequately define who we are or what we are about.
Our souls are ever attempting to anchor our lives, to catch hold of something outside ourselves that will transform our detached existence to a state of stability.
Things in this life are ever changing and, therefore, do not make great anchors for life. For example, I was noticing my cat, Dr. Bucko von Spankenfloppy’s face has been changing from kittenhood to adult. I miss his cute little kitten face, sure, but it can’t stay that way forever.
If you’re gonna anchor your life to something, make sure it’s stable.