Encouraged by Hope

We explored in the previous post about being enlightened which is noticing God all around us, relying on the Spirits’ prompting, and applying the Word as we look forward to the promise of a glorious future. In Hebrews 6:9-20, we look into God’s promise to Abraham which was to promise descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.

Two metaphors are used in Hebrews 6:18-19. First is hope which is described as an anchor for our soul. The other is curtain which describes how we were separated from God because of sin and the curtain was the division between humanity and God.

We learned from delving into the Word in Leviticus 16 that there were extreme consequences for disobeying the Lord during the time of Moses and to make atonement for sins, there had to be a sacrifice! For our sins to be banished today, Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice as we confess our sins and accept Him as Savior. Jesus enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain on our behalf as high priest.

As we confess, we are then blessed. So we are to love the Lord with all our heart, follow the Way, and continue to obey. We are to run the race with the finish line always in mind knowing where we are going because the Lord’s Way is aligned with the destination. We will persevere with passion in our heart to finish the race strong because the reward at the end of the finish line will be beyond what could ever be imagined.

When the headwinds of life try to push us back, keep going. Never get discouraged but maintain the hope and the Lord will help us handle anything because we know the Way, are prepared, and expect to be pulled through until the end. Keep reading the Word, keep applying it in life, and sharing the truths of the gospel with others. We will persevere because the Lord will be with us to finish strong.

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This day with You Lord, we have hope for the future because our questions have been answered. This hope is like an anchor when a ship at sea is going through rough waters. We also need an anchor to hold us steady in rough times and we are thankful that our hope in Jesus gets us through. Amen.

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