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Monday, November 19, 2007

Anchored in the Word of God by: Josiah (aka, lutheranman)

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,"-Hebrews 6:19

An anchor's job is not to weigh down the ship, but to dig deep into the sand and halt the ship from moving any farther. Much in the same way, the Bible should dig deep into the heart of the believer and weigh down deep into the soul to make a lasting impression in pur lives. The Word of God should be "firm and secure" in our lives. Every Christian, of every denomination, should have a steadfast love of God, should be firm in God's Word, never wavering. For His Word is a "lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path" (Psalm 119:105). If His Word is evident, we will be fulfilling it. "Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God."-Romans 3:2. We must be committed to the oracles (Word) of God for it to be anchored in our lives. The great paradox here is that we must anchor in the Word of God for it to anchor in us. As Ray Boltz sang,

The anchor hold though the ship is battered

The anchor holds, though the sails are torn

I have fallen on my knees

As I face the raging seas

The anchor holds

Inspite of the storm

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