As I near the end of this challenge, I wanted to find a passage that was a true culmination of my journey of hope this month. This passage from Hebrews was spot on.
13 “When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[d]15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. 17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” – Hebrews 6:13-20
Here’s the thoughts I glean from this passage:
- A promise kept to Abraham. He waited a long time (and was noted as being patient), but God delivered.
- Swearing by someone greater than ourselves.
- God’s “unchanging nature of his purpose”
- Hope which comes from God is an anchor for our soul, the imagery to me of a strong grasp.
- Jesus has entered on our behalf.
What I continue to learn on this journey that hope always comes back to Jesus.He is a promise fulfilled. He is the central figure in the hope that I have in this earthly journey and life eternal. He is love and I am loved by Him. That is certain hope.