Hebrews 6:11–12 ESV

And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.——————————————-

The writer to the Hebrews has just praised them for their love for the saints. And now he urges them to be driven by this same love-earnestness for obtaining all that hope in God assures them is available.

So often we become “sluggish” in “faith and patience” and fail to receive God’s promised blessings and answers to our prayers. This may happen because we don’t place our hope fully in God—we hope in other things.

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