February 13, 2005
On the basis of their salvation blessings, the author of Hebrews exhorted his readers to fulfill their responsibilities as believers. Alistair Begg notes that this is the ultimate model for biblical motivation: because God is faithful to save, we are to draw near to Him confidently and sincerely and hold fast to the hope we profess. Christ is our anchor who keeps us through life’s storms, and we have assurance that He will complete His work in us.
19Therefore, brothers,3 since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let 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. 23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
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