Heb.10:36 – You need the strength of endurance to reveal the poetry of God’s will and then you receive the promise in full.
This verse is a promise with a condition. I love God’s conditions. Why would I say that? Because the Lord will fulfill the conditions He puts on us Himself. Like Augustine declared, “Command what you will, give what you command”. Today’s verse has a great promise for our endurance, the poetry of God’s will is the promise. God’s plan for our lives is like a poem or a beautiful song that is being composed and performed simultaneously. How do I go about doing my part, the endurance part? This is where Paul’s promise in Hebrew 6:19 comes into play.
“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,”
Hope is the sure key to perseverance. If I don’t lose hope I won’t give up. In this verse we see that Jesus Himself is my hope, He is my anchor of hope. He has entered into heaven itself on my behalf so that I can enter in also. As a result my hope is strengthened, and God’s poem, or song of my life is fulfilled. The Passion Translation notes describe the phrase in today’s verse that displays God’s plan like a poem in my life. Here is how the TPT describes it.
“Or “to do God’s will.” The Greek word for “do” is taken from the Greek word poeima (poem or poetry).”
So maybe the song of God’s promise seems out of reach for you today. The message of the book of Hebrews is that I need endurance that I can obtain that promise. How do I get endurance again? Oh yeah, Christ has to do it in me. How does that work? I grab hold of Christ, the anchor of my hope, who has entered behind the veil into the presence of God for me.
Did you catch that? I have access into the very presence of the Lord. I can come boldly before God’s throne to find grace in my time of need. Better than that, I now have the new and living way. In other words, I don’t come into the presence just for special needs, I can actually go in and camp out there. This is my new way of life. I find strength in His presence to press on. Let the poem begin !!!