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December 10 - Morning

"“Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when
you have done the will of God, you will receive
what he has promised. For,

‘In just a little while, he who is coming
will come and will not delay.’


‘But my righteous one will live by faith.
And I take no pleasure in
the one who shrinks back.’”

- Hebrews 10:35-38

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Word, Confidence and Perseverance to Do God's Will    

In the letter to the Hebrews the readers are being encouraged to return to their original faith and commitment and resume the spiritual growth and production.

In the phrase, “Do not throw away your confidence,” the word “throw away” is apobalete which
means to cast or fling away something you no longer need or something that is of no use. The promise that this “confidence…will be richly rewarded” is in the present tense which interestingly means that not only is there a great reward in the future, but that there is a present already active rewarding occurring if that confidence in the truth is maintained.

Confidence will produce “perseverance.” The perseverance is not a work or some attitude that
these readers need to manifest, instead it is the natural response to confidence. If you are
convinced an event is going to happen, it is possible to wait for it. If you know a technique is
working it is possible to continue to do it. The person that has confidence will have perseverance.
The person who has perseverance will be able to continue to God’s will.

So, doing the will of God comes from having perseverance, which comes from confidence, which is faith. This is why the writer of Hebrews then puts together Isaiah 26:20-21 and Habakkuk 2:3-4
to say Jesus is coming but in the meantime we must live by faith in order to do God’s will.
The Old Testament quotes also say that if  God’s people shrink back Jesus will not be pleased.

It is good to remember that this faith comes from hearing the Word of God.

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17

  Christian Quote from Church History

"The best way to be a good father to your children is to be a good husband to their mother." - Jay E. Adams



Something to Ponder??
Solomon is identified as a gardener in Ecclesiastes 2:4-6.
These gardens of Solomon most likely were in the Kidron Valley just southeast of the palace and watered by channels and irrigation from the Gihon Springs.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information



Shaqat (Hb) - Rest (Eng) - shaqat is the Hebrew word that means "to be at peace," "to rest," "to be quiet," and can refer to rest from governmental chaos, military conflict, turmoil and from enemies. Obedience to God secured both personal and national shaqat.


Sergius Paulus is mentioned in Acts 13:7 around 46 AD as the Proconsul of Cyprus.

Two inscriptions found in Cyprus name a "Paulus." One names Paulus as proconsul around 50 AD and a second identifies Quintus Sergius Paulus as proconsul from 37-41 AD. There is a third inscription in Rome that mentions a Lucius Sergius Paulus as an administrator from 41-54 AD.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I maintain a confidence (or, a faith) in God in my daily life, decisions and plans?
I will continue to fuel my faith with the Word of God so that my confidence
will produce persistence in doing God's will.
  "A fool finds pleasure in
evil conduct, but a man
of understanding
delights in wisdom."
- Proverbs 10:23
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Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem




Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

View of the top of the southeast corner of the Temple Mount wall from the bottom of the Kidron Valley on the east side of Jerusalem. (click on image for larger size)

Toni stands at the exit of Hezekiah's Tunnel by the channel that continues the flow of water to the Pool of Siloam. The stone column bases are the remains of a Byzantine church at this site called the Church of Siloam. Up until 2005 this channel of water was identified as the Pool of Siloam (and, is still identified as such in old Bible dictionaries, etc. (click on image for larger size).

(more here: Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, and here)
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