Sunday, March 16, 2014

Marsha's Musings: Assurance (Hebrews 6:7-12 ESV)

For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned. Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:7-12 ESV)

God will not overlook the work that His people do towards those of the faith.  The author of Hebrews wants us to be earnest in ministering to others that we might have a full assurance of hope.  I find that significant that our assurance is tied to our service to other brothers and sisters in Christ.

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