When our heavenly Father makes a promise, you can bank on it. He has shown Himself trustworthy time after time throughout history. For our benefit, He has doubled-up on His promise, so that we can be doubly sure and confident in taking hold of the hope He has set before us in Christ.
Note to Self: Every day, take hold of the hope I have in Christ. The rest I have in being set free from a law of works Hebrews 4:10; the assurance I have in knowing that, even though I am not perfect in behavior, my High Priest Jesus sympathizes with me because He was made weak too, even though He remained free of sin Heb 4:15-16; the confidence I have in knowing the message of righteousness is The Big Idea for those who are mature Heb 5:13; the encouragement I have to TAKE HOLD of that which is mine — freedom to walk boldly into my Father’s presence in the throne room… The God of the universe, who exists outside of time and space, having created all that exists, who is eternally self-existent and holds everything in His own power, who is Holy and Pure, in whom there is no darkness – Yes! THIS GOD wants me to enter into His presence with CONFIDENCE Heb 10:19. This is the anchor for my soul… me, in His presence. HE wants ‘me’ to DRAW NEAR in full assurance of faith Heb 10:22. That’s why He doubled-up on his promise Heb 6:17 — so I would have no doubt, so I could come near and receive help and mercy in my trials
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Heb 6:17-20
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having 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; Heb 10:19-23
For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Heb 4:10
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:15-16
For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Heb 5:13-14