The anchor of the soul; a sure promise of God
God, willing to shew more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of his purpose, intervened by an oath, that by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,
which we have as anchor of the soul, both secure and firm, and entering into that within the veil, where Jesus is entered as forerunner for us, become for ever a high priest according to the order of Melchisedek.
What assurance therefore - God’s Word and God’s oath. And this makes known to the heirs of promise (believers) the immutability of His counsel, so that we might have strong encouragement.
Therefore those who trust and hope for future glory have a strong and satisfying consolation [encouragement]. But there is more than that.
There is a personal guarantee, for the Lord Jesus as a forerunner has entered into heaven, where He now is as high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
He, who is our hope, is there as a forerunner and this is the anchor of the soul; it anchors in Him who hath entered within the vail. He who is seated in glory is the promised One, the object, bearer and dispenser of all the promises of God.
In Him and His work all is made secure. His presence there speaks of the ultimate realisation of all the promises of glory for His people.
Annotated Bible – Arno Clement Gaebelein 1919