Monday, May 3, 2010

Inheriting Gods Promises Because of Faith and Endurance

Hebrews 6: 10-12(NLT)
10 For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.  11 Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.  12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.

Our discussion together in the Letter to the Hebrews, has revealed many rich and deep keys to understanding our faith walk with Jesus Christ. Here is yet another-- that faith and endurance bring an inheritance.  Faith and endurance are gifts from The Father that come to the obedient submissive heart. You can't really generate them on your own, but you can desire them and God will grant them. Then, YOU can exercise them. Exercise takes deliberate action. As the writer said, God does not forget how hard we have worked for him. That said, He also will not forget how 'hard' we may NOT have worked as well. Next, the writer makes the link between 'worked for Him' and "loving others as long as life lasts."

There it is-- the work. To exercise the supernatural love that God grants us and aim it at others is 'the work.' The consequence to those failing this exercise, appears to be spiritual dullness and indifference. Have you become indifferent? Are you part of the Christian church crowd that is sleeping and not alert or the ones awakened to the will of God and His call for these days? There are those who are awake. If you would, you could follow their example until it became part of your habit patterns as well. According to the writer, those who exercise this love will inherit God's promises. Conversely, those who do not exercise this love will NOT inherit God's promises. Which category do you wish to be included in this day? Shall we pray to be able to exercise God's love? To whom? Will you permit God to show you now?

Your Servant in Christ's Love

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