“Now we want each of you to demonstrate the same diligence for the final realization of your hope, so that you won’t become lazy but will be imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.” Hebrews 6:11-12
We go to church every week, spend our quiet time with Jesus almost every day, attend bible study, attend all the events, and we talk about Jesus, like, all the time. So we can skim over Paul’s warning not to become lazy, because we are, spiritually speaking, pretty. darn. busy.
Except, busy isn’t what Paul is talking about.
He’s speaking of a faith that just won’t quit. Believing God hard. And still believing just as hard when you can’t see any sign of the promise over that horizon. He’s talking about the long haul. Gas pedal down. No brakes. No coasting.
Diligent, persevering faith builds an ark when the sky is clear. It fears no earthly king, no pharaoh’s army. It will not run from a battle or cower to giants. It comes through the roof just to get to Him. It keeps knocking, keeps asking, keeps believing. Paul is not talking about a faith that is busy, but one that is persistent.
Believe hard. Pray big. Don’t quit. Don’t be lazy.