Hebrews 6:9–12 (ESV)
Warning Against Apostasy (Part 3)
9 Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. 10 For God
is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. 11 And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope
until the end, 12 so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
The main idea to take from today’s reading is to be “imitators of those who through
faith and patience inherit the promises.” Imitate the ways of the Lord, not evil. The Lutheran Study Bible states: “Christians grow in maturity by building on the basic teachings of the faith and connecting God’s promises with
the new way of life that He gives. Those who reject God’s promises should fear the just judgment of God. If we fail to be fruitful in love, mercy, and generosity, we become like thorns and thistles, fit only for His fire. However, we can be confident
that God, who has given us the gift of salvation, will grow the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.
I pray: Come, Holy Spirit. Renew my trust in Jesus, and grow Your fruit in my life. Amen.