2 passages, 2 sets of promises
And with those promises comes something to hold on to when we need it.
37 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds,
"Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!
38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink!
For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'"
39 (When he said "living water," he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him.
But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)
9 Dear friends, even though we are talking this way, we really don't believe it applies to you.
We are confident that you are meant for better things, things that come with salvation.
10 For God is not unjust.
He will not forget how hard you have worked for him
and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers,
as you still do.
11 Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts,
in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true.
12 Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent.
Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God's promises because of their faith and endurance.