God has given great grace to us through “the blood of the covenant” in Hebrews 10:29. Jesus, the Son of God, gave his life for our sin that we could be in Romans 8:2 “free from the law of sin and death”. Yet, we are still in this fallen world, we must still endure as it says in Hebrews 10:35–36 “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward”. Instead, have faith in God because in Hebrews 10:37 For yet “a very, very little while, and the one who is coming will come and will not delay. We know that for those that believe, in Hebrews 11:16 “God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city”.
If We Keep On Sinning
There is great grace given to us through “the blood of the covenant” in Hebrews 10:29. It is by this blood, by this sacrifice of Jesus Christ, “the Son of God”, that the price for our sin was paid. Our salvation, our reconciliation with God comes “after receiving the knowledge of the truth” in Hebrews 10:26 when we are born again and translated out of darkness and given a new heart sealed by “the Spirit of grace” in Hebrews 10:29. So, once we are free from sin as it says in
Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.
How could we continue in sin? If we reject the grace given, isn’t it clear that in
Hebrews 10:26 For if we keep on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins
If we keep on sinning, there is nothing left as it says in
Hebrews 10:27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury of fire that is about to consume the adversaries.
You Have Need of Endurance
Life as a Christian comes with, in Hebrews 10:32-34 “great struggle with sufferings … being publicly exposed both to insults and to afflictions … seizure of your belongings”. We know that the fallen world is against God and the things of God. We know there is an adversary that is against us, not just flesh and blood, in
Ephesians 6:12 because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
So, we are encouraged to hold fast in
Hebrews 10:35–36 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, in order that after you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
We know that God is a God of faith. He expects us to trust him and his promise that in Hebrews 10:37 “the one who is coming will come” and because we believe we do stand as in
Hebrews 10:38 But my righteous one will live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul is not well pleased with him.”
Now Faith is the Realization … the Proof
They Aspire to a Better Land
In this chapter, Hebrews 11, we find recorded the acts of the heroes of faith. How many times in the chapter do we find these words, “By faith …”. Many of their promises were fulfilled, as it was for Sarah and Abraham in
Hebrews 11:11 By faith also, with Sarah, he received the ability to procreate even past the normal age, because he regarded the one who had promised to be faithful.
But this was not the end of what they believed, in fact, it says in
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith without receiving the promises, but seeing them from a distance and welcoming them, and admitting that they were strangers and temporary residents on the earth.
They had not received the “better land”, the “heavenly one”, the fullness of the promise, the city of God in
Hebrews 11:16 But now they aspire to a better land, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Greater Wealth Than the Treasures of Egypt
What More Shall I Say?
Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy
- Hebrews 10:26–31 If We Keep On Sinning
- Hebrews 10:32–39 You Have Need of Endurance
- Hebrews 11:11–19 They Aspire to a Better Land
- Hebrews 10:26–39
- Hebrews 11:1–40