Hebrews 6: 9-20
Just as the author of Hebrews spoke to his audience in these verses, I also believe you are those who love Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and hold fast to your salvation and the things accompanying it. You have a right heart of true love towards God. A tree is known by its fruit and He sees that His love in your heart is producing good efforts towards others.
Verse 11 gives strong encouragement to continue in this faith and service until the very end. Keep growing. Do not grow disinterested or spiritually lazy. Rather stay strong in faith by leaning entirely on God in Jesus for absolute trust and confidence in Him…His power, wisdom, goodness, and love. Practice patient endurance and learn to wait when inheriting His promises.
Take Abraham for an example. Abraham waited long and endured to realize and obtain the promise of Isaac, according to God’s promise. God knew Abraham would not be able to totally keep the covenant he made with God, so God made the fulfillment of that covenant dependent only on God by His promise and oath. It is impossible for God to lie or deceive.
Likewise, God has made a new covenant with Jesus followers. And we even have so much more in God’s promise of the Messiah Savior and the covenant’s fulfillment in Jesus. So, we can be sure to know and find refuge, indwelling strength, strong encouragment, and assured hope in our covenant of salvation in Jesus. This hope can anchor our soul. God’s promise through Jesus reaches the very presence and heart of God…and is by His faithful Word of promise and covenant oath. Jesus entered into and completed the covenant for us and is our High Priest and King forever. It cannot slip away by circumstances. It cannot be broken down by someone else’s trampling.
In Romans 8, we see the same consistent message to those who belong to God and are in His family through the salvation covenant of Jesus.
Romans 8: 31- 39, “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
God is totally faithful to His completed covenant in Jesus according to His Word. Have no doubts. We have a sure foundation when in relationship with Him. Jesus is our promised Savior, High Priest, and King!
Hebrews 6: 9-20