A call to persevere

September 14th, 2008

This morning I came across a passage in Hebrews 10 that is titled “A call to persevere” (Hebrews 10:22-25). This talks about continuing on in your faith and doing the things that will help you to do this.

In this passage it uses the term “Let us” five times. I found that these give us some tips to stay on track in our faith.

1. Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith (v22)

2. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful (v23)

3. Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds (v24)

4. Let us not give up meeting together (V25)

5. Let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day [of Jesus’ return] approaching (v25)

In this passage we see that the call to persevere involves us holding on to God and our faith. It also involves meeting with others and encouraging them to love, do good deeds and to look forward to Jesus’ return.

PS. I shared this with my family as a part of a Sunday afternoon worship and sharing time. The kids called it my “lettuce message”. Because they thought I was saying lettuce draw near to God etc. Kids are awesome sometimes 🙂

Audio – The audio of this message is available here