Hebrews 6: 17-19
Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation … This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast
When God made His promise He wanted us to be sure that He would keep it, so He made the promise and then confirmed it by an oath.
An oath is serious business. For example, when a president is elected to office, before he can take up the office, he must swear an oath to properly fulfill the duties of that office. It is the same with medical doctors, lawyers and all those who carry the responsibility for another life in their hands. They must swear an oath to carry out the terms of their job with integrity.
When it comes to the promise of God, did you realize that His integrity is at stake? That is how serious His promise is. He wanted us to have strong consolation, so that we would not hope like the world hopes: vaguely and wistfully. He wanted us to have an anchor for our souls so that we could remain in steadfast expectation of God’s goodness, no matter what.
Anchoring a vessel is important. If you leave your boat somewhere without anchoring it, even if it is the most peaceful, sheltered bay, when you come back the next day, it won’t be where you left it. It will have drifted.
You might not understand how you lost ground in your marriage, or in your job. It seemed as though when you last checked everything was fine, but then suddenly it wasn’t. Things had drifted and you hardly even noticed until you were far out from where you started.
It can be that way with our souls. If your hope isn’t anchored on the promise and the oath, your soul drifts into unbelief. It isn’t even about being a bad Christian, it is about being anchored on the strong consolation of God’s Word.
Heavenly Father, in every place that my soul has drifted today, I return to the strong consolation of your promise and your oath. I know that your intention is for me to stay rock solid on what you have said in your Word, so that I can manifest those promises, no matter what I go through in the process.
I declare that my hope is firmly fixed today. I expect your goodness in your future. I stand upon your Word for my life once again, and I have a confident expectation that it is coming to pass. In Jesus’ name!