Our Anchor is Jesus Christ

Our Anchor is Jesus

There is No Other Anchor!

“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place 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 ESV, emphasis added)

The purpose of an anchor is to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to the wind or current. Anchors can either be temporary or permanent. We have an anchor in Christ which is permanent. No matter what storms come our way, nothing can sheer us away from Him. This hope we have in Jesus is our confident assurance. Jesus is our anchor that will never let go or giveaway under pressure. He will keep us on course through this life.

Jesus went into the holy place and covered our sins with His blood as the high priest did with the blood from their sacrifices. He is our High priest after the order of Melchizedek. Jesus paid the price of all our sins once and for all. He loved us so much that He died in our place. Therefore, we are anchored in Him and our salvation is sure.

Application

What storms are you going through right now? Hold fast to Jesus, your true anchor. Place your confidence in Him knowing that He will not fail you.

What has been your anchor? Has it been yourself, others, or money? Turn to Jesus and ask Him to be your one true anchor.

“Yet even though I suffer the world’s unpleasantness,

And though the days grow rougher And bring me great distress,

That day of bliss divine, Which knows no end or measure,

And Christ, who is my pleasure, Forever shall be mine.”

From God Can Nothing Move Me; Verse 6 Lutheran Song Book #713, 2006

Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are my anchor in the storms of life and I place my trust in You. You will not fail or giveaway under pressure. Help me, Jesus, to hold steadfast on to You. Amen.

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