An Anchor for the Soul
1. Have you ever been asked to provide a sworn statement or been required to take an oath? Did you take a greater amount of care in filling out the form or providing the testimony? Why or why not? This passage shares that the practice of giving an oath puts an end to all argument. Have you experienced a time when you could not determine the truth in a situation?
2. What was the promise that God made to Abraham? Do you think God could be trusted to fulfill that promise? If so, why do you think God made an oath? Who did God swear by? Do you think Abraham had reason to doubt God’s promise? Do we sometimes doubt God’s promises? Are you waiting patiently for a promise to be fulfilled?
3. How do you feel when you read that the nature of God’s purpose is unchanging? Can you think of some scriptures that describe God’s purpose?
4. Are you going through a situation in which you need to be encouraged? Would you be willing to share this situation? What comfort do you receive when the writer says it is impossible for God to lie? How can we support one another while waiting patiently for God to answer our prayers?
5. What hope is the writer referencing? What hopes are you holding onto? Where and how are our hopes anchored firm and secure? How does this anchor hold us secure during the storms of our lives? Are you currently facing a storm?
6. Jesus is a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. What does it mean to you to have a high priest forever? We will learn much more about Melchizedek in chapter 7.