Wednesday 18th December 2019
Theme: Firmly Anchored
Passage: Hebrews 6:13-20
The anchor was a normal part of a ship’s equipment in Bible times, just as it is today. Often there were several anchors, both in the fore and after of the ship (Acts 27:29,40). The sea-anchor is used at sea, for reducing the ship’s speed. It is a large cone made of sail – cloth with an iron ring round the edge, which was dragged in the water behind the ship. The anchor was used as an old Christian symbol, representing Christian hope as reflected in Hebrews 6:19.
We are in this world as a ship at sea, tossed up and down, and in danger of being cast away. We need an anchor to keep us sure and steady. Gospel hope is our anchor in the storms of this world. It is sure and steadfast, or it could not keep us so. The free grace of God, the merits and mediation of Christ, and the powerful influences of His Spirit are the grounds of this hope, and so it is a steadfast hope. Christ is the object and ground of the believer’s anchor. Let us, therefore, set our affections on things above, and wait patiently for His appearance, when we shall certainly appear with Him in glory.
As you go out today be rest assured that, as our High Priest, Jesus has entered into heaven on your behalf to plead for your breakthrough and success today. All you need to do is to be firmly anchored on Jesus, our sure hope in the storms of life.
MEMORY VERSE: Hebrew 6:19 “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner behind the curtained shrine.”
HYMN: MHB 634 – WILL your anchor hold in the storms of life.
PRAYER: Jesus, help us to be firmly anchored on you in the storms of life, Amen.