Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil (Heb. 6:19 KJV)
The hope of our Christian life is found in the Person and work of Jesus Christ as our High Priest who has entered into the very presence of God on our behalf. Our hope is to be with Him one day in the very presence and glory of God for all eternity. The scripture above teaches us that we have this hope as an anchor for the soul.
The Apostle uses figurative language and correlates the function of our hope with that of the anchor of a ship.An anchor is used as a metaphor for stability in this verse. Hope stabilizes the soul. A soul without hope is unstable and can quickly be moved by the storms of life. As a believer, we are looking forward to the fullness of eternal life after we die. We are not unsure of the world to come. We are looking forward to it. Our soul is stable, and unmoved. When the waves of the seas and the winds of life rage against us, that hope anchors our soul and prevents it from slipping away.
Do not let your eyes be taken away from the hope of your salvation. We are saved by faith but also saved in the hope of the glory of God. Your soul has a sure and steadfast anchor in Christ.
What does the Bible say we should be expecting as our hope when Christ returns? ( Rom. 5:2, Col. 1:27). Declare that “ my soul is steadfast in the hope of the glory of God in Christ and I am not moved by the storms of life raging against me.”
APPLY THE WORD
There is no need to fear. There is no need to fret, agitate and be in unrest. There is a sure anchor for your soul. Rest in your Savior.
Thank the Lord for the hope that He has called you into in Christ.