Check out my children's book here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FP9NZNK Having commended the readers for their good works and love, the writer of Hebrews now described what they wanted them to continue to do and not to do. The writer encouraged and warned. The writer asked them to continue to show the same diligence so that they might make their hope sure. The strong urging here to certify their hope suggests that at the moment they lacked assurance. The writer made another positive emphasis in urging them to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit God’s promises. They needed to emerge from their spiritual sluggishness and become imitators of the heroes of the faith that we will find in chapter 11. To reach these goals, they needed to demonstrate a faith in God’s provision to them and a patience which refused to quit under pressure. The writer also warned them not to become lazy. The writer wanted them to reflect and check their movement toward sluggishness. If they did not put a halt to their spiritual drifting, they would never reach full maturity. The author gave them warnings and encouragements to hasten their progress toward the goal of full maturity in Jesus.
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