In The Word
Read: Hebrews 6:9-20
Better Things for You
9 But, beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way. 10 For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you.” 15 And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. 16 For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
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Walking In The Word
Hebrews 6:9 says, “But beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation, though we are speaking in this way.” Better things are yet to come; the rewards from the Lord are on the way, and we know that for a fact because the Lord is not unjust. There is no good work that goes unnoticed by Him. This is like a pay day for those who have been faithful in the work of the Lord. Paul says the Lord has seen their faithfulness. The desire is for everyone to do well just like those who served the Lord until they were called to be with Him in heaven.
We all have been given a mandate here on earth. We have been trusted with so much by the Lord, and He is expecting us to do as He has sent us. The Lord made a promise to Abraham and it came to pass because His promises are assured in Jesus Christ. There is no promise that the Lord makes and never keeps. The better things that the Lord gives accompany salvation, which makes heaven rejoice when even one sinner repents. We have hope for the future that the world cannot take away from us; it is an anchor of our souls. A hope that is sure and steadfast. We are a part of the great commission.