Wednesday Word 9.12.2018

Hebrews 10:19-25 New International Version

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Why is it so difficult to remember? How come we let circumstances and events going on around us push the “full assurance” out of our hearts. How many times does the Bible tell us that God is faithful? Jesus went through the unspeakable to cleanse us and open the way for us to find a whole new level of loving and being loved by God. It isn’t that faith fails us. We fail our own faith.

Paul implores us, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess…” God loves us. We can’t always see his hand at work and we panic. We say we believe in God and know that Jesus died for our sins, but then we let worry, envy, perfectionism, egotism, and a thousand other things make that fundamental truth take a backseat to our own thoughts and fears.

Let’s start living out the faith that we profess in all our attitudes and actions. Let’s treasure the hope we have in Jesus Christ and act like we do. Let’s focus on sharing all the positive energy that hope creates. Let’s live like we love Jesus…something to pray about.

Your sister in Christ, Vicki

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