God’s Word calls His people to “hold fast” to Him. We are called to hold fast to His person and His promises; to His blessings as well as His warnings. With the final post of this series, my desire is to share how we do this. With life’s joys and trials all around us, how do we hold fast to God? The biggest part of the answer shouldn’t be a surprise - it’s the typical Sunday School answer: Jesus. It’s through Jesus (Revelation 2:13, 2:25) that we can hold fast to the Father. It’s through His life, death, and resurrection that our relationship with the Father is restored. It’s through Him that we’ve been justified, sanctified, adopted as sons, and ultimately glorified. Our goal, in Christ, is to stay focused on Him so that through Christ we can hold fast to the Father.
But in my sin I so quickly lose sight of the Gospel. And in doing so, I move from holding fast to hiding in shame. How can I return to God? Hebrews 3:6 says that I can return to God in confidence knowing that my sin and shame are paid for. Holding fast brings me hope (Hebrews 6:18). Part of what we hold fast to is the confession (Hebrews 4:14, 10:23) of our faith, which is Jesus. We confess that Jesus lived a sinless life, died to pay the penalty for our sin, and rose victoriously over death; thereby restoring our right relationship with God. With our biggest problem in life dealt with, we are free to walk in humble obedience with our Creator.
So, what are you holding fast to? Does it bring you confidence? Trust in Jesus for a confidence that is unshakable (Hebrews 13:5), and a hope that is immovable (Romans 5:1-11).