“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,”
In the Hebrew world at the time of the writing of this book, there was much turmoil. Problems existed in the culture which was at odds with the world around them. Problems in their religious beliefs due to the loss of items from the Holy of Holies. Problems with the civil laws brought onto them by the Romans. In a sense, their lives were like a ship in a storm with no way to anchor.
A ship without an anchor is tossed by the waves and moved by the wind. It is out of control and thus is a dangerous situation. Imagine living your life in such a world. You would never be able to spread your feet wide and stand.
The curtain in the temple divided the holy from the holiest place. Only the high priest could enter the holiest of the holy, and that was extremely limited. Even the high priest entered the holiest place with great trepidation. We, on the other hand, have great hope because our high priest has entered the holiest of holies without difficulty because He is a special high priest of a special order.
Jesus is our solid rock. He is a steadfast anchor for our soul. Attached to Jesus, we will not drift, and we will not be out of control. We will, ourselves, be able to enter that holy place with our savior.
Task for Today: Do a quick check? Do you have an anchor? Is it completely steadfast? Do you feel secure today that you cannot drift out to sea and be lost? Put your trust in Jesus. Make Him your anchor. Become a priest of His priesthood and secure your place in the holy presence of God.