The Promise (5/10/2020)
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
Looking at this verse alone fails to yield the desperation of the message the writer intends in view of the crisis that was facing Jews who had been converted to Christ. Persecution had pointed some toward the direction of returning to Judaism.
The writer emphasizes the need for a firm commitment to the Cause they had espoused: he says stay with your confession of Jesus as God’s Son, remember the hope of eternal life in heaven, and don’t leave the faith in spite of the persecution.
Such encouragement is appropriate at any time, but it seems especially appropriate during a time of crisis such as we are encountering now. Within the heart of every Christian, there needs to be a firm voice saying that regardless of what happens, we will keep the faith. After all, God will keep His promise of a home with Him if we remain faithful.