Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:22-23.
We have heard the phrase, ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness.’ Think of the times when we longed to be clean after a long, hot, and dusty job. This outward cleanliness is desired for our hearts and souls, as well. We wish to be near a true heart, and a heart filled with the assurance of faith in God. Before Christ Jesus, a blood sacrifice was required by those following God.
Did Jesus make this proclamation by chance? Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 4:6. When Jesus died on the cross for our sins (our evil hearts) He became the sacrifice for us. Through the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus, we have faithful hope.
How can we tell? We will intentionally encourage one another to love and do good. We will meet together to celebrate Jesus and the grace and life we have through Him.
Psalm 23:1-3, gives hope. The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25.