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Hang in There and Persevere: Hebrews 10:35-36

Updated on September 24, 2012

“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36


Richly rewarded. With what? Things here on earth? Perhaps, as reward for obedience and service in the here and now is God’s prerogative.

What has he promised? By far the most wonderful thing, eternal life. For we are eternal beings, and there will be an eternity. His gift, an opportunity to spend it in His presence. That despite our willful opposition to His instruction; the act of choosing, in accordance with the gift of free will, a path opposite of the one He had laid out for us. Despite ourselves, we still have His promise of an ultimately wonderful future.

Why the need to persevere? Because we live in a flawed world, created perfect yet compromised shortly thereafter. Now in a present and seemingly contradictory state, a mix of wonderful and horrific. A temporary condition in which we have been placed. It can be confusing and discouraging at times, an aspect of our lives requiring perseverance. And we persevere, knowing there will come a time when He restores creation to its original perfect state.

Tough times ahead? Yes, scripture tells us so.

But, it also tells us the tough times will come to a close. A new and final age will be ushered in.

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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      I'm glad it helped and welcome.

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      bishopkmb 5 years ago from Maryland

      You have no idea how much I needed to hear this today! Thank you so much for sharing!

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Voted up and useful. Sharing with my fb friends. Thanks for posting this. It gets me off to a great start before I go to work this morning. Bless you.

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      Nikki Major 5 years ago

      Beautifu job with God's word....May God Bless you.

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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Hi ginjill, so glad it helped you today. That is the whole purpose for writing them really.

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      Ashley TKL 5 years ago

      Amen.

      Recently I was facing a difficult circumstance of violation. The last few days, was very difficult. After all that boldness and courage in the Lord; I felt really bad. You see, I forgive easily, but only two days ago I pleaded for the Lord to give me the power to forgive. I never asked that before.

      I can't bend my knees in prayer the first day. Blank, numb with denial. But in my heart, the first chance I get was praying and telling God I chose to forgive. The second day, I clearly heard and sense God speaking to me, "Let Go..I know you're hurting. I am here."

      I've been reading encouraging articles when I came in to check Hubpages and saw your hub.

      Thank you,Lucabrasi. We realize a small gift is a treasure when we needed it most. The hub may be short but it spoke to my heart!

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