But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
Just who is being proclaimed in Hebrews 10:39? “We do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and are saved.” Who are “those” whose faith endures? Read the rest and you’ll see the great honor roll of those who persevered: Moses, Sarah, Abraham, Gideon and Samuel, to mention a few. Even though these believers failed miserably, they still persevered. And that made their faith great. So, if you persevere, you are one of “those” who doesn’t shrink back. You’re linked with people like Moses! Today, look for yourself in the rest of Hebrews: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Sound hard? Maybe, but don’t you dare shrink back. Follow Christ and persevere!