Hebrews 10:25Recommended Reading
If you are having guests over for supper, you create a To-Do list -- at least mental if not written -- preparing "now" for "then."The writer to the Hebrews had that mindset as well. He devoted an entire section of Hebrews 10 to how we should live while anticipating the arrival of Christ:
1. "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith" (verse 22a). Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).2. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope" (Hebrews 10:23a, NIV). Hope keeps us focused on Christ's promise to return for us (John 14:1-3).3. "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works" (Hebrews 10:24). The central activity of Christianity is the gathering of believers together for encouragement, education, and edification (Acts 2:42).Just as hosts say to one another, "Let us prepare for our guests," so Christians say, "Let us prepare for Christ's return with faith, hope, and love" (1 Corinthians 13:13).It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day.