“The Book of Hebrews & Lettuce”
BIBLE READING: Hebrews 7-10
Did you know that according to the internet there are over 87 different types of lettuce in the world? Of course, we have the common iceberg and romaine, but there are also Butterhead, Jack Ice, Nevada and Roger (yes, there is a type of lettuce named Roger). However, the writer of Hebrews mentions only three types of “let us” and they are found in Hebrews 10. “…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. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,” (Hebrews 10:22-24). Just so you know, I do understand the difference between “lettuce” and “let us”. But when it comes to our salvation, the “let us” of Hebrews is of the upmost importance for us to consider. They are as follows: “let us draw near to God”, “let us holdfast the confession” and “Let us consider how to stir up one another”. Each of these practices is essential for us if we wish to be faithful Christians. The writer further expands on how we achieve all three of these goals in Hebrews 10.25, “by not neglecting to meet together”. He says if you want to “draw near to God”, if you want to “hold fast” your confession, and if you want to “stir” each other up, then go to worship. Now I am not a big fan of an all “lettuce” diet, but it looks like I need to be more open to Hebrews “let us” plan if I wish to be faithful.