Thursday, August 26, 2010

Let Us.....

"Let Us" in the book of Hebrews:
  • be careful that none of you fall short of  it [the promise of entering His rest] (4:1)
  • make every effort to enter that rest (4:11)
  • hold firmly to the faith we profess (4:14)
  • then approach the throne of grace with confidence (4:16)
  • leave the elementary teachings of Christ and go on to maturity (6:1)
  • draw near to God with a sincere heart (10:22)
  • hold unswervingly to the hope we profess (10:23)
  • consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good works (10:24)
  • not give up meeting together (10:25)
  • throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles (12:1)
  • run with perseverance (12:1)
  • fix our eyes on Jesus (12:2)
  • be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe (12:28b)
  • go to Him outside the camp (13:13)
  • continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise--the fruit of lips that confess His name (13:15)
The Lord gives lots of exhortations in the book of Hebrews but these are the "let us" ones.  The NIV Study Bible says the "main thrust of the letter is to to go on in Christian maturity and not fall away from Christ".  I pray I would always stay true to the Lord even in my old age.

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