Anchor of the Soul

  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
What do you consider to be the anchor of your soul. Do you need an anchor in your life or your steady enough on your own? Can you lead a life of steadfastness on your own? These are big questions that must be answered in life for it to have a purpose or purpose. Dictionary defines an anchor (among other) in the following way: “secure firmly in position” or “a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation” does this describe the condition of man today. Ellen White describes Joseph’s secret to victory this way; “Loyalty to God, faith in the Unseen, was Joseph’s anchor. In this lay the hiding of his power.” – Education p.54

Where is your anchor found? In men and women, in religion, in money or in Jesus? In the person of Jesus Christ there is a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul. In him we will have no uncertain situations in life, and are assured of stability and confidence. It is not a 50/50 situation, it is a sure provision for those whose choice is Christ. “Said Jesus: ‘The Father Himself loveth you.’ If our faith is fixed upon God, through Christ, it will prove ‘as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; whither the Forerunner is for us entered.’”5 Testimonies for the Church p.742.  

There is also anchor in the word of God and in the counsel of God’s word. “.. but the eternal truth will prove an anchor to you. You need to guard your faith. Do not move from impulse or entertain vague theories.”– 4 Testimonies for the Church p.368. Standing in the word of God is to keep you from the uncertain situation brought by the tempter, it is a constant stabilizer against such times when you can otherwise be confused. Endeavor to study and learn of God’s will, it will be a source of power when under attack and a constant source of faith.

Jesus has entered where no one can, for your sake and mine. He is advocating for those who have made Him their anchor.  

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