Holding Onto Hope
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23)
The writer of Hebrews must have loved eating salad. No less than 16 times in 13 chapters the author uses the phrase, "Let us." (You know, lettuce?)
My feeble attempt at humor underscores one important point. Study the 16 salad Scriptures in Hebrews and you will be richly rewarded. Start with Hebrews 10:23.
Hold: To grasp something with all of our might.
Unswervingly: Never to waver or break under pressure.
Hope: The certain expectation of something good.
Profess: To declare with conviction.
Promised: To enter into a binding agreement.
Faithful: Someone who can be trusted beyond question, who always delivers on His promises.
Toss it all together and here is what we get: We declare with absolute confidence that no matter how overwhelming our challenges, how pressing our problems, how torturous our trials, we know beyond all doubt that we can trust God to fulfill His every commitment. He will never let us down.
The next time you spoon up some fresh vegetables, remember to chew on this 'salad' Scripture and rejoice in its truth.
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