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Day 27

Hold on to Hope

by Dan Baker

Read Hebrews 10:19-25

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. [Hebrews 10:23]

My father exhibited confident hope in the midst of suffering with a lung disease that eventually took his life. One of his favorite songs was This Old House by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Dad knew his body, or his house,” was wearing out. But he had hope, not in the things of this earth, but in the faithful promises of God. That’s why he loved the lyrics, Ain’t gonna need this house no longer, I’m a-gettin’ ready to meet the saints.

And Dad held on to this hope right up to his very last day as he sang with his grandchildren yet another of his favorites, Soon and very soon we are going to see the King.

In today’s verses the author of the book of Hebrews gives us four strong encouragements for our lives. He says, Let us draw near,” “Let us hold unswervingly,” “Let us consider, and Let us not give up.

  1. Let us draw near… to God— We need to stay close to God. Spend time with Him everyday. He is our only reliable source of hope.
  2. Let us hold unswervingly… to the hope — We can hold on to hope because God is completely trustworthy. He will fulfill His promises.
  3. Let us consider… one another — We need to pass this hope on to others, with good deeds as well as words!
  4. Let us not give up… meeting together — We need to spend time with each other regularly. We are much more likely to hold on to hope when we experience the encouragement and support of others who also trust in God.

The day is approaching when the temporal things of this world will pass away. That is why we must hold on to hope in our faithful God.

Question to Consider

In what area of my life do I need to “hold on to hope” today?


Lord, help me be a strength to others who need hope today.