“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that entered into the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.” Hebrews 6:19-20
One of the reasons I love Hebrews is because it is full of some of the most beautiful and inspiring language in the Bible. The author of the book is unknown, but whoever he was, his talents as a writer are unsurpassed. The verse above contains one of the phrases that sticks in my mind and uplifts my spirits — “a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.”
Going back to the image of the church as a ship, our hope in Christ is the ship’s anchor. That hope keeps the body of Christ steady and holds it in place. Without that hope, we would all be cut adrift and foundering, prey to the waves and storms.
What about you? What stands out in Chapter 6? Tell us your thoughts.