In Hebrews 10:32-39, we see the author of the Book of Hebrews exhorting the believers of his day to display an enduring faith in their struggling faith at the time. Some of the confessing Christians in the Church of his day were giving an indication of spiritual instability in their Christian living, as a result of the persecution that they had been facing because of their faith in Christ.
Hence, the writer of Hebrews, as a good and caring pastor would do, told them that they were in need of endurance (Hebrews 10:36). He calls them to the refreshed life of an enduring faith by exhorting them in three ways. Each of these three ways had to do with remembering:
1. To remember how they started ( 10:32)
2. To remember how they suffered for the cause of the gospel in the past (10:32-33)
3. To remember what they already have embraced ( 10:34-35)
The author, by reminding the Christians about these three good qualities of their track records in the past, calls them to be resolute in not throwing away their confidence in Christ Jesus.
He calls them to fight the spiritual amnesia that they have been suffering from by exhibiting endurance in their Christian suffering. But what is the kind of enduring faith to which the writer of the Book of Hebrews was calling his readers? How do Christians display it in their Christian life, so that from how they respond to persecution and hardship in life, because of their association with Christ and other believers who suffer for the sake of the gospel, it would become visible and perceptible that they are not shrinking back from the faith?
If you want to know the answers to these questions and learn more about what enduring faith is, I would encourage you to go to our church’s website and watch or listen to the sermon on Enduring Faith which was delivered last Sunday, October 1, 2017.
May the Lord bless you with the message and as you endure for His glory!