Hebrews 6:10-12 Diligence Is The Desire of God’s Word

Hebrews 6:10-12 (KJV)
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

The desire of God’s Word is that no Christian be slothful in our spiritual labor. The desire is rather that we are diligent.

  • It is not a command
  • It is not a requirement

It is a desire.

Diligence does not save us. That is the result of the promise of God, secured with His oath. Diligence is the heart’s desire of faithful Christians because it is our only measure of another’s faith. I can only hope another is saved. I base my hope in their testimony and by their life for God. If the life doesn’t measure up to their oral testimony I am left with doubts and the concern that they might not be truly saved.

Don’t blame a Christian for wishing you would live for God. He is merely reflecting the concern of the Bible and care for you.


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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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