Today's Daily Bread
HOLD TO YOUR HOPE
1. Spur one another on (19-25)
By the power of Jesus' blood, we have the right to enter the Most Holy Place, the very presence of God. This was shown when the curtain of the temple was torn in two at Jesus' death. How should we make use of this great gift? By exercising faith that actively draws near to God and holds onto his promise, and not giving up on practicing love and good deeds. It's not just an individual effort; we need to encourage our brothers and sisters in the community of faith to persevere.
2. Not shrinking back (26-39)
After suffering in the life of faith, we are often tempted to stop challenging ourselves to continue in good works. We need to be reminded that there is a rich reward for our perseverance, and renew our confidence in God. And we should remember how much worse it will be for those who reject the truth.