Remember the past, when you first learned the truth. You endured a lot of hardship and pain. At times you were publicly insulted and mistreated. At times you associated with people who were treated this way. You suffered with prisoners. You were cheerful even though your possessions were stolen, since you know that you have a better and more permanent possession. So don’t lose your confidence. It will bring you a great reward. You need endurance so that after you have done what God wants you to do, you can receive what he has promised.
"The person who has God’s approval will live by faith. But if he turns back, I will not be pleased with him.”
We don’t belong with those who turn back and are destroyed. Instead, we belong with those who have faith and are saved. (Hebrews 10:32-36, 38, 39 GW)
This exhortation was to encourage believers not to go back to an empty and dead form of religion.
Are you discouraged in your faith? Are things in life not going the way you expect? Don't turn back! God is faithful, so we need to be faithful to Him. ©Word-Strong_2014