Hebrews 10: Will You Exhort Others?
Verse of the Day: (V25) “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
1. Enter (V1-22)
V19 “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,”
After Jesus’ death and resurrection, we, Christians, today, can enter into God’s presence through Jesus’ blood. During the Old Testament time, only the high priest could enter God’s presence or the holiest of the temple, but when Jesus died, He shed His precious blood for the sins of the whole world, for you and me, and whoever believes and receives Him with a true heart by faith, shall have everlasting life with Him in glorious heaven.
V22 “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
2. Exhort (V23-25)
V23 “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
Since we are saved by faith through the grace of God, let us truly love and exhort one another in preaching the gospel, and helping the poor and weak, as we look forward to the glorious return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who never fails us, not even once.
V24 “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:”
3. Endure (V26-39)
V29 “Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under the foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, and unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”
Today, as in the days of the apostles’ time, the Christians suffered much afflictions and persecution in the midst of evil and wickedness in this present world. However, God has promised that those who believe and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord, and who truly endure afflictions and persecution shall one day be blessed and rewarded in glorious heaven. At the same time, God also warns that those who reject Jesus Christ and God’s grace shall one day be condemned and cast into fiery hell forever.
V32 “But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to exhort others as we prepare for Your return.