Sure and Steadfast Hope #522

18  …that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19  This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20  where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:18–20, NKJV)

Although anxiety can weigh down the heart to the point of despair, hope in Christ secures the soul. God’s promise and God’s oath are the two unchangeable things that give us strong encouragement as we live by faith (Heb. 6:13, 17). God made a promise of eternal blessings to Abraham and his seed. God keeps His word. God swore by Himself in order to confirm the certainty of His promise. God does not lie. Therefore, our hope (desire and expectation) of eternal life is sure and steadfast. Through Christ we have access to the Presence of Almighty God. He has gone into heaven before us, serving as our High Priest and obtaining for us God’s mercy and grace (Heb. 7-8). Patiently endure the present trials; your hope is secure in Jesus (Heb. 6:15).

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