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Dr. June Normil
In Hebrews 10, the writer has gone to great lengths to establish that the former way of approaching God through the Law had been made obsolete. One must approach God only through Christ. Through the Savior, the believer can now enter the Mostly Holy Place (verses 19-21). Furthermore, he or she can do so with confidence, or boldness--a sense of freedom, openess, and the liberty to be open and direct in their relationship with God. His body is our "curtain" (verse 20), and our Mediator with the Father. We go to God through Him. Second, "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess" (verse 23). Simply put, we are to persevere in the faith. Meanwhile, we must commit to lay aside all distractions. Third, "Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing " (verses 24-25). God has designed the to function in unity and fellowship, honoring our responsibilities to one another as well as to Him. This includes encouraging, exhorting, and supporting one another to follow Christ, resist temptation, and forsake sin.
For Personal Reflection] What does it mean to say that you can approach God with confidence?
STAND FIRM TO THE END (HEBREWS 10:32-39)
Determine to stand firm in Christ during difficult times so you can finish strong. Draw near to God by keeping your relationship with Him fresh and vital. Remember that you are never alone in living our your faith in Christ because you are part of His Body, the Church. Receive the encouragement and support of other believers as you walk with God, and be there for them as well. One of the most painful things that can happen to a Christian is to see someone who is shrinking back from their faith. In addition to prayer, think of ways you might be able to help this person be restored to a healthy relationship with Christ.
STAND FIRM IN CHRIST!
See You In Sunday School Next Week!!!!
Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 100 Number 4 Jun. Jul. Aug. 2019 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil