Hebrews 6:11-12 (ESV)
11 And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Matthew 6:1-4 (ESV)
6 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
Full assurance of hope until the end. Think about it.
Faith and patience. Inheritance of the promises. Hope. Earthly hope and hope for eternity. Hope based on the promises, not earthly wishes and fox hole prayers. Amazing really.
It’s a quiet hope too. Not one to boast and brag, but the quiet confidence in the promises. It’s about Christ and price that he paid for us. It’s about a Father’s love for us. It’s about grace and mercy. There’s a quiet security there for us to live in.
Through faith and patience, through submission and humble adoration, through hard work to leave the self’s will behind and have it replaced by God’s will, replaced by the Holy Spirit.
It’s a good day to have a great God.