We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,Hebrews 6:19(ESV)
The blessed promises of God that flood the pages of Scripture, stand securely on the unchangeable Word of God and perfect will of the Father. They were established in the eternal council chambers of the Godhead, and the Lord Himself confirmed His immutable Word by His own, fixed oath - rendering His will, His Word, and His council, as utterly dependable and established forever.
Our hope in Christ is securely anchored to the Word of God, which contains His will and His purposes… so that we are not tossed about by every wind of uncertainty, nor destabilised by the stormy trials of life. We have a blessed hope that is laid up for us in heaven.
Christ, Who is our life, is seated on the right hand of the Majesty on high – and we are positioned in-Christ and kept secure in the presence of almighty God, for all who are in-Christ are identified with HIM and are seated together with Him in heavenly places. By virtue of our redeemed status in-Him, we have been permitted to enter into the inner holy-place, behind the curtain.
There are many examples of men and women of faith drawn from Scripture which encourage us to maintain an unshakable trust in God's Word and stimulate the firm conviction that God is faithful and His promises stand fast forever.
Abraham is the supreme example of a man of faith whose life bears witness of the never-failing faithfulness of our good and gracious God... and whose life experience encourages us to maintain the hope we have in Christ - our sure and steadfast anchor, on Whom to secure our soul.
The centre and circumference of our hope is in Christ. Having broken the power of death and hell through His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, He entered the heavenly holy of holies, the inner sanctuary of God most high, to act as heavenly High Priest for all His blood-bought people.
God's promise to Abraham is equally pertinent for all God's children, for the faith of ALL who believe in God and the Lord Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, is credited to them as righteousness. When God declared Abraham justified by faith, He swore by Himself because He could swear by no one greater... and that same oath stands firm for ALL who are the spiritual seed of Abraham.
Using someone like Abraham as an example of faith in a passage on developing faith, is to encourage us to follow in his footsteps of faith. His example of patiently waiting for God to act and then to act in faithful obedience when God speaks... is a call for each of us to persevere under trial, to trust and obey His Word, and remain steadfast in the face of life's difficult circumstances.
Our hope is in the Lord our God Whose Word can never be broken nor altered... for to do so would be contrary to His Nature and would contradict His Will. The Bible is God’s established and unalterable oath. It is His gracious assurance to those who are His own blood-bought children and heirs of the promise – and our blessed hope in Christ is the immovable mainstay of our soul.
Christ is our great High Priest and His finished work has established forever that blessed hope which is set before us in His Word. And when God desired to demonstrate the unchangeable character of His purpose, He established it with an oath, by which it is impossible for God to lie. The hope we have is a sure and steadfast anchor to our soul – and it is a hope that is eternally secure for all who are in-Christ – our Kinsman-Redeemer and heavenly Advocate.
Loving Father, thank You for the wonderful reassurances of our security in Christ which You have graciously poured out upon us in such super-abundance and which You have confirmed throughout Your holy Word, by many precious promises. I praise You for Your boundless grace and unchangeable character and I bless You that Jesus is my perfect heavenly representative, Who has gained for me eternal access into Your holy presence, through the willing sacrifice of Himself upon the Cross of Calvary. I bless Your holy name. In Jesus' name, AMEN.