Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
While driving, swerving is not recommended. Can you imagine driving down I-5 and there being no lines painted on the road? Now imagine cars just going wherever they desire, swerving from side to side trying to make it where they want to go. That sounds like total chaos to me! It is actually quite nice that we have lines painted on the road, because it give us order and keeps us safe. I don’t have to worry about getting hit head on, because I somehow trust that the cars coming the other way will stay on their side of the line. They expect the same from me. But trouble happens when people get out of control and start swerving all over the road. Whether it be drunk driving, texting while driving, or trying to find the baby’s pacifier on the back seat floor – sometimes people cross the lines and put themselves into a dangerous situation. And it’s all because they swerve. Now I say, let us hold unswervingly to the lines on the road!
Here in Hebrews 10, the author challenges us to hold unswervingly to the hope we profess. So then, the hope we profess is like the lines on the road. The hope we have in a faithful Jesus is the guide to our lives. When we start swerving all over the place and start crossing over the lines of hope in Christ, we become reckless drivers of faith. This is when we get into accidents, head on collisions with fear and doubt, and all kinds of other problems. We find ourselves spiritually injured, all because we started driving recklessly.
So let’s heed the advice here in Hebrews 10: don’t be swerving all over the place, but stay within the lines of hope and the promises of Jesus. For He is faithful and He will ensure your safe arrival at the destination He has for you!