Monday, October 25, 2010

Knowing God - Hebrews 6:18, 19

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we who have fled to him for refuge
can take new courage, for we can
hold on to his promise with confidence. 
This confidence is like a strong and
trustworthy anchor for our souls.
It leads us through the curtain of heaven
into God's inner sanctuary.
Hebrews 6:18,19
 
What is the anchor for your soul?
 
What do you ground it on? Rest it on? What holds you firmly in place when the hardest currents of life threaten to rip you out into the deep and dreadful water?
 
The author of Hebrews invited us to anchor our faith on the promises of God.
 
In fact, in this chapter, he invited a bunch of Hebrews -- not-totally-yet-convinced-Jews -- to anchor their faith on the promises of God. He was saying essentially, "You've anchored your faith on '13 God's promise to Abraham,' why not also anchor your faith on the promises of the Messiah. You've believed that '13 Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name,' why not believe his testimony about his own Son? Indeed, he testified about him by "13:20 br[inging Him] from the dead."
 
In a debate, those promises would have rung powerfully true with the Hebrews. What rings true with you?
 
We live in a world of skepticism and doubt. Busyness is perhaps our greatest obstacle to faith. I'm glad you spend four minutes many mornings reading these devotions. Who else do you know who needs four minutes of grace -- and an anchor throughout the day? Why not share these devotions with them?
 
In Christ's Love,
a guy who's been anchored long enough
and is now ready to pull up anchor
and set sail on behalf of others
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I do share these devotions ... with all who read my blog.  Thank you for reading.

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