I keep reflecting back to a passage in Hebrews where the author is basically saying, “You have need of endurance.” This is the need of our time.Read more
I am drawn into the wonder of Colossians 1 right now. What has hit me as I finish Chapter 1 is how we talk in terms of American Christianity… and how Paul thinks as he has been on this journey to truly know Christ. Read more
19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, (Heb. 6:19, NIV)
The call of Hebrews is the call to press on. It is the call to grow up. We need a maturity in our faith that moves us beyond the foundation that is set. We have a bad habit in American Christianity of rehashing the basics and making it sound “mature.” We need to understand the basics that are set in our lives and build up.
The call of Hebrews is to move beyond the laziness of not growing up and get into life that is powerful and truly free. It is a life anchored by the very promise of God. The writer of Hebrews describes this as our “soul anchor.” What God has promised, and what Christ has done, is sure. Grasp the hope that is in front of you (v. 18) and move on to maturity.
Be “imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises” (Heb. 6:12, NET Bible).
We don’t have a weak salvation. We don’t have a weak faith delivered to us. We have an anchor. There is no need to walk in fear of “losing God” when that anchor is right in front of us. The need of the hour is to move on in maturity in Christ. The need of the hour is to BUILD on the fundamentals of our faith, not keep digging up the foundation and planting it again and calling that “maturity.” It’s not maturity. It’s laziness.
The call is to grow in faith. Learn the Kingdom. Walk in the vast power and knowledge of the Kingdom. Find yourself swept away in the power of the Spirit! Let that anchor hold you firm, and then get out on those ocean waves and see what the Spirit can really do in your life.