So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul,…
(Hebrews 6.17–19a ESV)
Many Jewish Christians had begun to tire under the heavy weight of persecution and distress. Doubts filled their mind. Was Christianity really worth the sacrifice? Had Godreally forgiven them of their sins? What if God changed His mind at some point and decided not to give them an eternal reward? Sometimes, these same doubts and worries confront us. When they do, we need to remember that God’s promises are unchanging because it is impossible for God to lie. God is truth. And, since that is a fact, we can be secure in His promises. He will forgive us of any sin. He will not change His mind about heaven. He is still with us during the tough times of life. He will never forsake us. Those who seek God with a humble heart and live for Him will be saved. God is on our side and He wants us to spend eternity with Him in heaven. After all, He gave His Son to die in our place as a most precious gift. It is our trust in Him and confidence in His promises that serve as our hope. Do you share in that hope? It is truly the anchor of the soul. Have you started a relationship with Him? Will you?
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