Staying focused on the Lord can be hard. The flesh prefers to seek security by thinking through all possible angles. Our tendency is to weigh what we think could happen against what “experts” say will happen, and then to evaluate possible ways of preventing our worst fears from coming true. Instead of becoming more confident, we begin to realize how powerless we are. Thankfully, we serve an almighty God who says, “Surely I will help you”. We can count on Him. By focusing on our circumstances, we’re actually choosing to feel anxiety and doubt. But these emotions don’t belong in a believer’s daily life. Instead, trust in the promises God has given us. He’s filled His Word with scriptural anchors to keep His children steady in the faith.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, May 29, 2019.
Setting our mind on heaven means we have to think like heaven thinks. Do you think the hosts of heaven are anxious and insecure about the future of planet earth? If they are not, we should not be either. Setting your mind on heaven means we are not upset by the events on earth. That doesn’t mean we ignore life on earth. It simply means we don’t look to earth for our security, our comfort, our knowledge, or our hope. For those things we must look to heaven alone.
Commentary from Dr. David Jeremiah, What Do You Think Bible study.
Hold fast: holding on, or the perseverance of the saints, is the human side of eternal security. It is not something done to maintain salvation, but is rather an evidence of salvation.
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Hebrews 10:23.
~1 Timothy 6:17-19~
Those who have much tend to trust in their wealth (Prov. 23:4-5). But God provides far more security than any earthly investment can ever give (Eccl. 5:18-20, Matt. 6:19-21).
Commentary from the MacArthur Study Bible, notes for 1 Timothy 6:17.