Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015 … Anchored to the Rock

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 167

Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK  … Please take the time to take in a video of George Beverly Shey, singing Our Anchor Holds & Rock of Ages … declaring the hope/faith we have anchored to the Rock of Ages.

Highlight Passage Psalm 121: 1-2 [NKJV] … 
19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, … 
… Our anchor of faith, solidly held to the “Rock of Ages”
Highlight Context - Hebrews 6: 13-20 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK
… God’s “Rock of Ages” to Whom we affix our anchor of faith and hope

Reference Passage #1 - John 3: 16 [NKJV] … 
… You know it … and hopefully can recite the hope we have in God’s love … Christ becoming the “Rock of love” … for any and all who would receive Him by affixing their anchor of faith to the Rock

Reference Passage #2 - Ephesians 2: 8-9 [NKJV] … 
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 
 … Our anchor of faith is affixed to His grace as our hope for eternity.

Reference Passage #3 - Titus 3: 4-7 [NKJV] USE THIS LINK 
... Our hope for eternity … our faith … His grace

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Marvin Williams, begins his entry with an illustrative story, writing … After Estella Pyfrom retired from teaching, she bought a bus, decked it out with computers and desks, and now drives the “Brilliant Bus” through Palm Beach County, Florida, providing a place for at-risk children to do their homework and learn technology. Estella is providing stability and hope to children who might be tempted to throw away their dream for a better tomorrow. 

Ms Pyfrom is doing all she can to get the hopes of young people hooked in with the stability they can find with enlightened education. And in the first century the Author of of the Book of Hebrews was trying to get persecuted and scattered believers - mostly Jewish - to affix their hope of faith in the “Rock of Ages,” … the Son of God, … our Lord, Jesus, … The Christ. And that is the same message The Gospel of God’s Kingdom, which rings forth today, where Jesus invites any/all who would come to Him to set their anchor of faith in Him, the “ROCK OF AGES’!”

 My hope is simple today for any reading here. I pray - and will below - that you have your anchor of faith solidly set in the Rock of Ages.

My Prayer Today: Oh Lord, … I pray that any here with me today have their anchor of faith solidly set in You, King Jesus, the Rock of Ages. Amen

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