11/17 Hebrews 10:23-24

23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Everyone who has trusted in Jesus has confessed that He is Lord over all. That implies that one day He will finish the work He started in us and rid the world of all evil. The author of this verse is telling us to not lose that vision. Hang on tightly to that hope all your days. It is a source of encouragement and confidence.

The reason we can hold on to that hope even as the world gets darker is that the One who made the promises is faithful. He has the desire and the power to bring it about in His perfect time. He has a history of keeping every promise He has made.

While we wait for Him to do what we cannot do, we should be watching for opportunities to stir up ourselves and others to love. Love is the testimony of the believer. If we have God's love, we will show it in good works. That often results in an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus' salvation and the glorious future He has for those who are in Him.

Consider: How can you stir up yourself and others to love and good works today? How can put you this into practice every day?