Memorise: Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. Hebrew 10:35
Read: Hebrews 10:35-39 (KJV)
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.
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Sing hymn 15
Losing trust in Christ’s ability to do anything and everything has several terrible spiritual implications. For example, If anyone loses confidence in the sufficiency of Christ regarding the atonement for sins, such a person could turn to idols for supplementary atonement.
A displeased Paul wrote to the church in Galatia “I do not frustrate the grace of God: for it righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain” (Galatians 2:21). They had apparently lost confidence in the grace that earned them salvation and had begun to resort to self-righteousness through religious activities.
Today, like the Galatian Church who considered keeping of the Jewish traditional laws, some people do not think the gospel is enough for them. So, they give in to demonic alternatives.
“O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth… Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?”
Do not lose confidence in God due to impatience. The just shall live by faith (Romans 1:17). Some people doubt Malachi 3:10-12 and then blaspheme became things are not going as planned despite their faithfulness in the payment of tithes and offerings. Some others now query monogamy as a Christian doctrine. Jesus Christ is however the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrew 13:8). We cannot modify God’s laws to suit ourselves.
Brethren, nothing should make us fret, not severe persecutions, not trials of faith. God wants you to trust Him completely; there is no problem He cannot resolve. Never seek solutions to your problems from the devil or his agents. Psalm 16:4 says: “Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god….”
Make God your refuge and strength. He is a very present help and will never forsake you (Psalm 46:11, Romans 8:35)
Father, please help me to hold on to You and let my confidence in Christ increase, rather than diminish in the mighty name of Jesus.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Churches in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.