The author of Hebrews uses strong warnings in an effort to keep true Christians preserving in their faith. God desires that we move with faith from one day to the next. We cannot leave yesterday’s faith behind, as we need to build upon it with today’s faith. Even though we need constant encouragement in faith, we should be comforted to know that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb 13:8), which means that He is our constant and all we need to do is to stop wavering.
With genuine faith in Christ, you and I can overcome fear even in the midst of the darkest trial. “So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?’” (Heb 13:6)
Brother and sisters, we need to be encouraging one another in faith every single day. When we stand in faith together, we are standing with Jesus. When we endure in faith together, we are enduring with Jesus. God is present with us through our faith until the very end.
Hebrews 3:12-14 NLT
12 Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. 13 You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God. 14 For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for coming into my heart and for making me a new creation in You. Help me to continue to grow each day in my faith, and to be a daily encouragement to other believers for their faith. Fill me, Lord Jesus, with Your wisdom and discernment so that I am not deceived by sin. I want my heart to remain filled with Your everlasting light and to never be hardened by this sinful world. I ask all of this in Your Holy Name, Jesus.