Though we speak in this way, yet in your case beloved, we feel sure of better things – things that belong to salvation. For God is not so unjust as to overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
This was a great encouragement to me this morning as I was walking in to church.
And what good news that our promises are guaranteed by the Lord Jesus “who has gone as a forerunner on our behalf.”