Part of the job of a prosecuting attorney is to get the witness to retract their testimony. That is why a good attorney will coach them to hold fast to their confession when cross-examining happens. Any testimony that has holes poked in it will fail in front of a jury. The writer of Hebrews exhorts believers to hold fast to your confession of your faith as Satan tries to sow seeds of doubt.
Since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
A New High Priest
Jesus has taken the place of the Levitical Priests of the Old Testament. He is over the house of God. You don’t need to go through another priest to gain access to God. That was accomplished when the curtain was torn in the temple on the day of the crucifixion. With that in mind, you can draw near Him with complete confidence and put your hope in Him. Hold fast to your confession of the faith because Jesus is in that place.
The phrase “without wavering” only appears here in the New Testament. It means something that is upright and does not wither or bend. You are to hold fast to your hope in Jesus and not wither or shrink. What makes that possible is that we get the strength to stand firm from the Lord. When doubt or fear creep in, it is normal to draw back, but believers are to remain firm.
Hold Fast to Your Confession
Remember that Jesus Christ is faithful. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He sees the struggle you are going through and is right there with you. The strength needed for those times is made available to those who cry out for help. Don’t believe the lie that you are alone and no one understands you. Hold fast to your confession and wait for Jesus.