But Christ was faithful as a Son over His household, whose household we are if we hold on to the courage and the confidence of our hope. – Hebrews 3:6
I have often heard folks speak of God’s presence in their place of worship. As if Jesus inhabited brick, wood, and mortar, they will say, “God is in the house!” Well, let me tell you something. God cannot possibly be in your “house,” if you aren’t in His.
Are you a part of God’s household? There seems to be a condition. To be a part of God’s household you must “hold on to the courage and confidence of our hope.” Or, to put it simply, proof of your position is seen in your perseverance … to the end. Your claim to Christ’s presence in your house is maintained by your consistent presence in His.
Yes, you may walk away for a time. You may stumble, but not as to fall. Your hope may even waver. This is understandable. You are flesh and blood and prone to wander. We all are, BUT if you are a part of HIS household you will eventually come back.
Is God in the house? Well, it depends. Are you in His?
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. – Walter Elliot
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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