The two words “let us” appear over two hundred times in the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and twelve times in the book of Hebrews!
The first “let us” is from Hebrews 4:1, “Let us fear if,” which is talking about the fear of a person missing the promise of God’s eternal life. The second “let us” is from Hebrews 4:11, “Therefore let us be diligent.” As believers, we need to exercise diligently in pursuing the eternal rest. The third “let us” is from Hebrews 4:14, holding fast our confession. The fourth “let us” is from Hebrews 4:16, drawing near with confidence. The fifth “let us” is from Hebrews 6:1, pressing on to maturity. The sixth “let us” is from Hebrews 10:22, “draw near with a sincere heart.” The seventh “let us” is from Hebrews 10:23, hold fast the confession.” The eighth “let us” is from Hebrews 10:24, “consider how to stimulate one another.” The ninth “let us” is from Hebrews 12:1, “lay aside every encumbrance.”
The tenth “let us” is – “Therefore, since we receive a Kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28 (NASB)
Since we are the recipients of an unshakable Kingdom, our natural attitude should be that of being grateful or thankful because the Kingdom of God is not just all talk, but power. “For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 (NLT)
Living in God’s Kingdom means we walk in God’s power and authority. And because we walk in God’s power and authority we should be grateful.
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