“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” We are called to speak hope continually because hope is the soil that faith puts its roots in. Hope is the confident expectation that good is coming. We are to hold fast this confession. Note that it does not say to hold fast a thought or an idea, but a confession (something spoken).
Verse 24 – “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works . . . ” This consideration of others is needed because what might impart grace to one won’t necessarily do so for another. Athletic coaches understand this because they know that different players need different types of motivational words. We, too, must know this.
Verse 25 – “Not forsaking the assembling of weary of one another’s faults. Because of this, many actually move into the deception of thinking they are successful in speech because they are not saying negative things. We cannot walk in this fraudulent thinking, but we are to move forward in imparting grace through various ways of encouragement to others. As we do, we will become like Barnabas (the “Son of Encouragement”), who was the catalyst in releasing the Apostle Paul into his ministry. To God be the glory! Truly, LIFE IS IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE.