One must not tie a ship to a single anchor, nor life to a single hope. (Epictetus, 1st century Stoic philosopher)

Boatmen will understand the philosopher’s reference to the value of multiple anchors. The rest of us might wrestle with applying the metaphor. It surely would be a grave mistake to tie to a single hope, if that hope is misplaced and untrustworthy. But the Bible presents a single hope that holds promise for life and beyond.

The blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ (Titus 2:12-14). We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. (Hebrews 6:19).