Our common vocabulary of belief and practice

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. (Hebrews 4:14)

Our confession is our “homologia” or “homology” in Greek (ὁμολογία)–our “same-word” if we were to translate it hyperliterally into English; it’s what we’ve agreed to together.

We are to choose to enter the rest that God has provided for us, unlike the rebellious children of Israel who heard the word, but did not accept it faithfully. God knows what we’re about, for the word of God is quick and powerful.  In fact, at some point we will have to give God (who sees all) our word, to give God an account. Jesus, who understands our fragility, is our high priest. Thus, we can be faithful in sticking to our agreed upon word, our common vocabulary of belief and practice. And:

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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