The Anchor of the Soul
Hebrews 6: 13-19
I am told that the years of the late 30's, and early 40's were years of great uneasiness, and unsettleness. Coming off the heels of the greatest economic depression this country has ever known, we found ourselves involved in another great dilemma: WWII!! During the fearful days at the height of WWII, the stress and strain of daily living seemed almost overwhelming.
One day, in 1943, a little known housewife, Ruth Caye Jones, was busy in her kitchen, cleaning and cooking. She has experienced first hand the uncertainties of the times, and her heart broke as she thought of her husband who was off fighting for his country. As she began to weep, her heart was immediately encouraged for she remembered that though the times were uncertain, her GOD was not! She stopped her work, and began to write down the words, as fast as the Holy Spirit gave them to her:
"In times like these, you need a Savior, in times like these, you need an anchor; be very sure, be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the solid rock. This Rock is Jesus, yes He's the one, this rock is Jesus, the only one; be very sure, be very sure, your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!
In much the same way, the writer of Hebrews informs that in our days of uncertainty, doubt, and trouble, we too have an anchor, THE ANCHOR OF THE SOUL, and he does that by showing us the:
I. PROMISE IN THE ANCHOR (v. 13-17)
By looking at Abraham's story, we see the:
A. ENCOURAGEMENT IN THIS PROMISE (v.13)
1. He gives us great encouragement by letting us recall God's covenant promise to Abraham.
2. By looking at this promise, we see it's encouraging b/c of the:
1. PERSON DESCRIBED "For when God. . ."
a. The greatest encouragement to us is the person who made this promise: NONE OTHER THAN GOD HIMSELF!!
b. This is not a promise of mortal man, but a promise made by the God of Heaven.---IT'S ENCOURAGING!
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