Hebrews 6:19-20 – Forerunner

Hebrews 6:19-20
19
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

-It is evident from Scripture that Jesus Christ is The Good Shepherd, who leads His followers through the pastures, and the waters, and the valleys. (Psalm 23, John 10)  Certainly that would be reason enough for peace; but God is not the God of “enough peace”, He is the God of “perfect peace” (Isaiah 26:3)  So Jesus is given another title in Hebrews 6, “Forerunner“.  A forerunner carries with it the idea of a scout or one who runs ahead looking out for danger.  But Jesus is more than a lookout, He is an Overcomer. (John 16:33)  Not only do we have the assurance that Jesus will lead us day by day, but we have the assurance that Jesus is leading us through paths that He Himself has already run and gotten the victory.  Whatever pain you face, Jesus has already faced and beat it.  Whatever trial you face, Jesus has already faced and beat it.  And ultimately, when those of us who are saved enter into the Lord’s final rest, we will find that Jesus has already been there to “prepare a place for [us].” (John 14:3)
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