Bible Verse: Hebrews 10:23
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised)…
The profession of your faith:
The word profession, in the context of our text above, refers to our open declaration to the certainty of our faith. In addition, to profess means to affirm our belief openly, without reservation, so that none are in doubt of whom or what we believe. The word profession also signifies an occupation or a career. For example, a Doctor is identified by the fact that he practices Medicine. As believers, we should be known by the practice of our faith.
In this verse, James implies that faith does not end at our belief in God. Our faith is our line of work. Each day, it is what we acknowledge or speak openly about to others. And as it becomes so ingrained in our being, people will begin to
identify us by the way we apply our faith, which is our profession.
As we speak our faith steadfastly to others, it becomes authentic to us and genuine to them. And as we claim God’s promises in faith, they become more than just verses we read. They are the very essence of who we are and where our feet remain planted. God’s promises are sure and available to all those who have the profession of their faith, and who openly profess their belief in Him.