Wisdom's Corner
Is Your Anchor Sure and Stedfast?

All boats have anchors. The anchor is usually made of steel or iron. In ancient times it could also be made of stone. It was made heavy so that it would sink to the bottom of the lake, river, or ocean. It was usually curved in some way so that it would hook onto something on the bottom, usually a large rock. This would keep the boat from floating out of position.

The anchor was very important in times of a big storm. If the boat was being thrown about by the waves, the anchor could be lowered and it would help keep the boat from being turned over. If the boat was close to shore, the anchor would keep the boat from being thrown into the rocks on the shore. This would keep the boat from being torn apart and destroyed.

Our spiritual hope should be like the anchor. It must be a good, strong, sure and stedfast anchor. In Hebrews 6:18-19 we read, "That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil."

Our anchor in life must be in God. He is sure and stedfast and never changes. His word never changes. If we trust in Him and His word we can be sure that we will one day live with Him in Heaven.

But if we have our hope on some person, or some government, then we will not have a stedfast hope. Man and government can change. Their word can change. But God never changes.

When the storms of life come upon us, we want to have an anchor that will keep us from being torn apart and destroyed. Only our anchor in God will do this.

Until next time, keep reading and studying your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, get an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School