We must hold on to the hope we have, never hesitating to tell people about it. We can trust God to do what He promised.
Hebrews 10:23 (ERV)
I know what I want to tell you right now. But it’s what I can’t wait to say that gives me pause daily. Friends, I am seeing such disbelief turned to disinterest turned to dislike turned to outright hate and ill-wishes. And it’s becoming ill intent. And all I can do is wonder, “isn’t good news supposed to make us happy”?
It can make me mad. And that’s when I have to watch what I’m thinking. Because then I can’t wait to say, “I told you so.” “Do you believe now?” “Are you sorry now?” “You were warned.” “Sucks to be you, hunh?”
The thing is, if they’re right, no one will have anything to say. But if I’m right, I want to make sure I sincerely feel like saying, “I’m so glad to see you here”.
We must not quit meeting together, as some are doing. No, we need to keep on encouraging each other. This becomes more important as you see the day getting closer.
So think about how much more punishment people deserve who show their hate for the Son of God – people who show they have no respect for the blood sacrifice that began the new agreement… or who insult the spirit of God’s grace.