The Joy in Responsibility
(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)
Verse 6… We are His household IF, We hold fast in Hope. Therefore, (picking up in verse 7) Don’t be like those who didn’t enter the Promise land. The point of verse 14 is: If you are born again, you WILL endure faithful to the end. Same as John states in 1 John 2:19; They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. Same as Paul states in Philippians 1:6; And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. However, (Verse 12) Persevering involves vigilance We must be “taking care” in our daily lives That “taking care” happens in community and is God’s design (Verse 13) God uses means by which we endure and verse 13 states that YOU are the means of another’s perseverance. How the Cross and Eternal Security come together: Luke 22:20 ---------- Jeremiah 32:40 LIFE APPLICATION: To run from community is to run from God’s design to keep you. Assurance of salvation is directly linked to necessity of community. The most awesome life is to live in this beautiful design.