Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
As followers of Christ our confidence is in Jesus Christ and His resurrection. Those who follow the world and its system have their confidence in themselves. Everyday we are called to abide in the Lord and endure until the end. A decision to follow Christ is not a one time decision. A decision to follow Christ is a daily decision. We need to draw near and develop a deep, intimate, and abiding prayer life. The Lord will give us the strength and wisdom that we need. But it is our our responsibility to draw near each day.