Good morning everyone,
I know all you have felt at times or maybe even right now you feel as though you have nothing to hold on to to give you the confident assurance of hope that Jesus promises! Verse 23 says, 'Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.' No matter how many people have let you down in your life, Jesus will do as He has already promised! You can take it to the bank and really that is worth a lifetime of living in itself. Verse 24 goes on to say, 'Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds.' There is a warning that He gives us in verse 31 and that is, 'It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.' In this verse He is referring to the judgment that will fall on those who have rejected God's mercy. Verses 35-36 give us the answer to what we need now so that we can win the race of endurance. 'Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord, no matter what happens. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God's will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.' I don't know about you, but that promise is better than anything anyone can ever give you while living on planet earth. Remember His promise is eternal. All other promises will fade away!
Your brother in Christ,