Bible Journaling: Do Not Cast Away Your Confidence
Hebrews 10 is a worthy read about how animal sacrifices could never do for us what Christ did, and how His death was God’s will, to take away the first covenant and to establish the second. It talks about how Christ gave the ultimate offering for our sin, and how by that offering, it brings perfection to those who are sanctified. Powerful thoughts, for sure.
In the second part of the chapter, there’s this bit about how righteous people live by faith and can know that amidst the destruction or plundering of worldly goods, they have an “enduring and better possession in Heaven.”
At the end of the second part is Hebrews 10:35, which simply states:
Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
The chapter ends with the thought of promise for those who live by faith and continue to do His will.
My journal version (ESV) said to not throw away your confidence. This made me think of a wastebasket, which is what I chose for the journal entry today.
How often do we do this? The Bible teaches in I John 5:13 that we can know with some assurance that we have eternal life. And yet we doubt. Then, we get discouraged. Holding tight to confidence is what helps many athletes triumph in their quest for that much-coveted win. They’re told to keep their eye on the prize, and Christians should, too. We CAN triumph over Satan. We CAN have hope of eternal life. We CAN be confident in this!
For the journal entry:
I circled the phrases: Do not throw away your confidence, and you have need of endurance, and highlighted those in purple. No reason for the purple today 🙂 I was just feeling it. And then, I circled: you may receive what is promised, and highlighted in green to make the promise stand out.