What a wonderful subject the apostle addresses here. We are greatly encouraged by the reminders of God's faithfulness, His forgiveness, the Glory that awaits believers, and by references to the certainty of God fulfilling all, yes all, the promises He has made to His children.
We are urged to continue our ‚Äėlabour of love' in the ministry we have to the saints, in the knowledge that ‚Äúthere is no retiring from loving‚ÄĚ. Although there will be an end to the battle, there will be a day when we, as Christians, God's children, through faith and patience, will inherit the promises. Look towards that day, keep it in view. Allow nothing to obscure our view of Christ.
In Abraham, all nations of the earth have been blessed, as indeed God promised. A man of great faith, Abraham received great promises, and learning the lesson of patience, received the fulfilment of many of them during his lifetime. He held on to the promises, believing that God had spoken, and could not lie.
The fullness of the promises to Abraham was only fulfilled with the coming of Christ. God has made promises to the Christian believer, a promise of salvation, being cleansed from sin, and a home in Heaven. Jesus Christ is the object of the Christian's hope. With full assurance let us lay hold upon this hope, it is, as the Scripture says, ‚Äúan anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast‚ÄĚ.