For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay;Hebrews 10:37(ESV)
Following a series of sober warnings and solemn admonition against legalistic practices, which distort the gospel of grace.. the writer to the Hebrews ends this section with an encouraging exhortation for all believers to stand fast in the evil day, to patiently endure and to carry out the will of God - in order to receive our promised reward, at the Bema seat of Christ.
Believers are encouraged to stand fast and not to lose hope in the promise of our heavenly rewards - oh, our eternal salvation is secure in Christ, for God will never renege on His promise that all who trust in Christ as Saviour will inherit eternal life, as His free gift of grace.... but we are also to walk worthy of Him in our Christian life and hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering.
We are to stir up one another to love and good works and engage in fellowship with other believers, as we worship our God, We are to turn right away from our sinful lust and look to Jesus as we seek to do His perfect will in our lives. We are to lay up for ourselves treasure in heaven as we carry out the good works that God has prepared for us to do.. to His praise and glory.
We are to remember that we are blood bought children of God and as such have a responsibility to resist the lust of the flesh and the pride of life.. lest we grieve the Holy Spirit and forfeit the heavenly rewards that God has planned for all who live godly in Christ Jesus.
We are to patiently endure the inevitable sufferings of this life and we are not to throw away the glorious hope that is set before us - knowing that: in just a little while, the Lord Jesus is coming in the clouds to take us to be with Himself - and He will come at the appointed time and will not delay.
Let us hold fast to the truth of His word and trust Him to carry out His plans and His purposes in His time and in His way- to our eternal benefit- and to His greater glory.
Heavenly Father, may I live a life that is pleasing to You and, and keep looking to Jesus moment by moment, knowing that He is returning soon to take His church home to be with Himself. Thank You that Your plans are perfect and Your promises are secure - , knowing that they are all yes and amen in Christ, in whose name I pray, AMEN.