Friday, January 16, 2015

Rutherford: our Anchor

Friday, January 16, 2015
    We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
    —Hebrews 6:19-20 (NIV)
    Our hope is not hung upon such an untwisted thread, as, “I imagine so,” or “it is likely;” but the cable, the strong tow of our fastened anchor, is the oath and the promise of Him, who is eternal verity; our salvation is fastened with God’s own hand, and with Christ’s own strength, to the strong stoup [i.e., blessing basin] of God’s unchangeable nature.
    ... Samuel Rutherford (1600-1664), Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Edinburgh: William Whyte & Co., 1848, letter, 1637, p. 387 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 6:19-20; Ps. 33:11; Ps. 95:1; Isa. 14:24; 55:11; Mal. 3:6; Eph. 4:14; Jas. 1:17; 2 Pet. 1:16
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are my firm foundation.
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