Live for the Promise

By Pastor Mark Jordan

God doesn’t miss anything. He knows perfectly well all the love you’ve shown him by helping needy Christians, and that you keep at it. And now I want each of you to extend that same intensity toward a full-bodied hope, and keep at it till the finish. Don’t drag your feet. Be like those who stay the course with committed faith and then get everything promised to them. (Hebrews 6:10-12, MSG)

Do you ever feel like the good you do is for naught? If so, believe me, I’ve been there. It can leave you feeling weary and hopeless…definitely not what God wants for you.

if you have ever felt weary and hopeless, today’s passage is for you. It is filled with the promise that God doesn’t overlook anything that happens to you, for good or bad.  As a result, the challenge is to live with a full-bodied hope that everything will be made right in the end. And such it is with redemption — and since God already paid the price for it with Jesus’ blood — which is waiting for you to accept and embrace.

If you feel weary, and maybe even a little hopeless, take the advice from Hebrews 6:12 and stay the course, committed to your faith. As the writer of Hebrews would later state, faith is being sure of what you hope for, and sure of even the things you cannot see (click here to read Hebrews 11:1).

So don’t drag your feet.

Keep the faith.

Stay the course.

God is a promise-keeper, and promises to keep you close, even when things seem bleak.

Prayer: Dear living and loving Lord, I confess that the weariness of life can get me down. As a result, I can drag my feet when it comes time to doing good, even for those in the greatest need. Forgive me, and fortify me with the knowledge that you are for me and will keep your promise to me. I ask this in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.


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