Cast not away your confidance

God warns us not to give up and never quit in Hebrews 10:35 is one of the best reminders of this.  “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.”  “Cast not away” is Greek for “apoballo” also a compounded word.  “Apo” is translated to “away” and “ballo” is known as to throw away, to discard, or to get rid of.

Mark Chapter 10:47-48 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me. 48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.  Bartimaeus was so insistant that Jesus stood still and commanded him to to be called.  Mark 10:49 “And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.”  Mark 10:50 “And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.  Bartimaeus fully removed his garments and gave them to Jesus.  We must hold tight on his precence and not second guess.

  • “Confidance” is also Greek for “paressia” boldness, frank, outspoken, blunt, direct, straight forward, and to the point.

We can never be so bold to throw away God’s Promis to us.

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