You Have Need of Endurance

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: “For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. (Hebrews 10:35-39)

Endurance is based on one’s ability to look beyond the physical to the spiritual; beyond the present to the future, and beyond the visible to the invisible. Meaning believers must look past what is temporary—what is pershing i.e., the things of this world, pursuing after God’s kingdom and His righteousness instead. The opening exhortation warns about forsaking bold dependence upon the Lord. Due to their current persecutions, these believers from the early church were tempted to run away from their outward identification with Christ, and fellow Christians and to apostastize or fall back from following Christ.   Therfore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward—The loss of great blessing is the reason given. The Lord wants us to trust in Him without wavering, from the beginning of faith to the end of our earthly pilgrimage. Because of the fall of the human race through its sin, suffering is a common experience to all people. While we experience suffering in different degrees and on some, in different forms, suffering is a universal problem to the human race. This is why stories of those whose perseverance becomes a powerful testimony are needed for us to remember them so we too, can carry on. And this makes us consistent partakers of the blessings of grace that are ours in Christ. “For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end” (Hebrews 3:14).

For you have need of enduranceThese blessings include endurance. The Christian life requires spiritual stamina, for the journey of growth through the trials, and testings that adds to our service for Christ through battle-tested love for Him. We can be tempted to slack off, to quit pressing ahead. These are only indicators that we have been recently effective in our service to Christ in letting others know of His love and care for them. The enemy Satan is not threatened by our back-sliding, but rather by courageous believers who are giving their all to serve Christ. And it is by faith that we persevere in the Christian race. “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”(Hebrews 12:1-2). Also, these blessings of faith include obedience and assurance. You have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise—As we walk by faith, we are enabled to do God’s will in walking in obedience with Christ-like power building up our confident assurance that we will some day be with Him, where He is, and in His presence eternally secure. So we can look ahead of our present set of circumstances, for this is not our home, but we are merely passing through as pilgrims and sojourners (1 Peter 2:11). So as we grow in faith, we can be assured that our profession will not be in vain in the Lord.

Beloved friend, “Now the just shall live by faith”Let us not be of those who draw back, I know it’s tough, I know personally how much harder it has become. Growing older with all it’s often painful sufferings in this world is not what anyone would willingly invite into their lives, but because we put our faith in the One who has already overcome this world, we don’t have to be afraid nor let our hearts be troubled, “For we are not of those who draw back to perdition but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”

May the Lord bless your walk with Him today!

HB: Paul, Steve, & Me


Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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