Brethen: God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love which you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness in realizing the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Persevere in doing good. Be assured of hope till the end. Avoid sluggishness. God will never overlook your work. Be imitators of the saints. Lessons we can learn from the readings of today. Seems the Hebrews were beginning to lose hope in their faith. We too may feel that way at times. Trials and tribulations coming at us in full force. Hurt and pains soo often would make us ponder if we aren’t all alone after all. But just like the Hebrews, Paul reassures us not to despair.
Abraham was being set as that role model that endured and obtained that which was promised. And God in his infinite goodness has never changed that which He promised us through Abraham. God has never stopped wanting to bless us. All we need do is live like the saints before us did. Persevere to the very end. So let us bear in mind that ‘the Lord is gracious and merciful. He gives all to those who fear him‘. Let us not waver but ‘keep His covenant ever in mind.’ (Psalm 111:4-5)
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our hearts that we might know what is the hope to which he has called us.