Scripture

Hebrews 10:22-24 – let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.

Observation

The author is ensuring and exhorting the Hebrew Christians to have faith in the new covenant which lasts forever through the blood of Christ for our sins.  Three times in verses 22-24 he encourages the believers by stating let us.  Let us draw near with clean and pure hearts.  Let us hold on to the hope in our faithful God.  Let us encourage each other in love and to serve.

 

Application

God did what only he could do.  And by His grace, He sent a sinless Jesus to pay for the sins of all mankind once for all. When we place our faith in Jesus we are new creations washed clean by the blood of the lamb.  The gospel creates a heart change and I can live with full confidence of my faith as I draw near to God and He is near to me.  We serve an unchanging, faithful and just God and my hope in Him must not be circumstantial.  Hard to do, but our hope is to be unwavering on the highest peak or when in crisis.  We should not take the glory nor give God the blame. We are to motivate each other to love and serve. God loved me first so much that he sent His son to die for me.   I am to receive His love and share His love and gospel with others. Out of response from His love, we serve as Jesus did.

 

Prayer

Father,

Thank you for your love, grace and mercy.  Let my faith, hope and love be constant as a result of change in my heart from your love. May I love you, love others and serve to point the glory to you.