“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.” Hebrews 10:22a
Do you lack faith? There are times I lack faith, and it just so happens this morning was one of those times. At least, that was until I read the verse above. What does it mean to draw near with a true heart? It means to continually live with a total dependence on Christ who indwells you. “Draw near” is an invitation to walk in communion with Christ who knows the secret things in your heart that can rob you from having faith.
A “full assurance of faith” means that your dependence is no longer based on your abilities, training, education or special talents. Rather, it is when your dependence is based on the power of the Holy Spirit living in you, who, like a river of living water, floods your heart and mind with the love of your Heavenly Father. His love reminds you that He knows exactly what you need and when you need it.
When we draw near to Christ He gives us full assurance of faith, but we also receive greater faith when we draw near to one another. That is why the writer of Hebrews continues in 10:24 to say, “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”
It’s easy to lack faith today because of all the things going on in the world, but these things are a sign that Christ’s return is near. Therefore, how much more should we desire to draw near to Christ and one another today than ever before?
Join us on Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Portillo’s home for Midweek Study as we move away from the parables so that we might draw from the depths of this wonderful passage in Hebrews 10:19-25. God bless you all and hope to see you there!