HEBREWS CHAPTER 6, cont.

IX) [Heb 6:9-12]:

(v. 9) "Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case--things that accompany salvation.

(v. 10) God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

(v. 11) We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.

(v. 12) We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised."

[Joseph C. Dillow, 'The Reign of the Servant Kings', 1992, Schoettle Publishing, Miami Springs, Fl, p. 132-3]:

"The things to which he refers are defined in the following veses (6:10-12): work and love, diligence to the end, and faith and patience. Salvation is the victorious participation with Christ in the coming kingdom as it is in Heb 1:14, which only those who persevere as companions of the King will inherit. The writer obviously expects that his readers will persevere to the end, enter into rest, and obtain these blessings."

on the term 'salvation' in the book of Hebrews