|Hebrews 6:11-12 |
11 And we desire that every one of you show the same diligence in realizing the full assurance of hope to the end. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Be like the early Church, who for inexpressible joy endured to the end."]
12 So that you are not slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.3
3 show diligence [in realizing] the full assurance of hope to the end. What hope? The Christ in you, the hope of glory; the hope of having Christ revealed in you in glory, in ever increasing glory, until you enter union with him and are translated to the Kingdom of Heaven. Such hope purifies: every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure. 1 John 3:3. What end? To see Christ bring your salvation: to those who persistently and patiently wait for him he will appear the second time, not to bear sin, but to bring full salvation. Heb 9:28. Therefore be resolute of mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Pet 1:13. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. Tit 2:11. And how do you receive this? Show diligence to attaining perfection by grace through repentance on the inward cross of self-denial.
not slothful, but followers of those who inherited the promises through faith — like Abraham, with faith enough to obey. Your souls are purified by obeying the truth. 1 Peter 1:22. Your hearts are purified by faith. Acts 15:9. So, therefore having these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Cor 7:1. Slothful is to do nothing, but believe in Jesus, go to sect services, and read your Bible.