Bible: Hebrews 10:19-31
Drawing Near to God in Enduring Faith
10:19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, 1 since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 10:20 by the fresh and living way that he inaugurated for us 2 through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 3 10:21 and since we have a great priest 4 over the house of God, 10:22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, 5 because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience 6 and our bodies washed in pure water. 10:23 And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy. 10:24 And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works, 7 10:25 not abandoning our own meetings, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and even more so because you see the day 8 drawing near. 9
10:26 For if we deliberately keep on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, no further sacrifice for sins is left for us, 10 10:27 but only a certain fearful expectation of judgment and a fury 11 of fire that will consume God’s enemies. 12 10:28 Someone who rejected the law of Moses was put to death 13 without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 14 10:29 How much greater punishment do you think that person deserves who has contempt for 15 the Son of God, and profanes 16 the blood of the covenant that made him holy, 17 and insults the Spirit of grace? 10:30 For we know the one who said, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” 18 and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 19 10:31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.