I found this passage from Hebrews really inspirational this morning.
Hebrews 10: 22-25 – So let us come near to God with an honest and true heart. Let us come near with a faith that is sure and strong. Our hearts have been sprinkled. Our minds have been cleansed from a sense of guilt. Our bodies have been washed with pure water. Let us hold firmly to the hope we claim to have. The One who promised is faithful. Let us consider how we can stir up one another to love. Let us help one another to do good works. Let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us cheer each other up with words of hope. Let us do it all the more as you see the day coming when Christ will return.
This passage was explained in my bible study using the following four points:
- We must not hold back from entering confidently into God’s presence because Jesus has opened up the way for us.
- We must be faithful in standing up publicly as Christians, because the Lord is faithful to us.
- We are not in this alone, so we must encourage one another to love and act as we should
- Because we are in this together, and because our future is assured, we must not give up meeting together, but go on encouraging each other
NO HOLDING BACK
No holding back, enter his courts with confidence, his gates with boldness, Jesus already opened the door for us, no apology for a Saviour who spilled his blood out of love, no hiding in a corner because I am proud of God and I will not be pushed down, persecuted, oppressed because the best is yet to come, we are not alone we are members of a giant family with God as our Daddy, so encourage your sisters and brothers, encourage one another to love in all circumstances, take chances to act as we should, doing good in every situation, taking God’s message to all of the nations, enabling others to hear of salvation that Jesus purchased at the cross, and don’t get lost along the way, don’t let other things get in your way, meet with your family every day, raise them up, encourage and bless, helping them when they get in a mess, praying, praising and worshipping God with honesty love and a truthful heart.