Draw Near Part 2

22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 (translated from the NA28 Greek text)

Let us continue our thoughts on Hebrews 10:22 (above). Drawing near to God first means having a sincere desire for truth.

Second, drawing near to God means having absolute confidence in God. The words, “full assurance” translate πληροφορίᾳ (plērophoria), which means “entire confidence, full assurance.”….

To be near to God, then, means that we have total confidence in His promises, absolute assurance of His provision and full trust in His sovereignty. The more we doubt Him, the more we question Him, the farther away from Him we drift.

Third, drawing near to God means having a desire for holiness. The imagery in the words, “having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience” is distinctly Old Testament, referring to the sprinkling of the blood of the sacrifice for the cleansing of sin. But not only are we saved by this blood, but we are constantly brought back to it for daily cleansing. As the apostle John declares:   View article →