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Hebrews 10:26-29 ď26If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.28Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.29How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?Ē

 

We all know that the blood of Jesus covers our sins. The Bible says that our sins are as far as the east is from the west in Godís eyes.We know that we all fall short of the glory of God each and everyday, that all our righteousness is as filthy rags.This can lead us in one of two directions in our daily lives:it can either make us more conscious of our shortcomings and appreciative of Godís mercy and grace which draws us to try harder and harder to live a life pleasing to God out of gratitude for what He did for us through His Son or it can give us the attitude, Iím saved and I can never be sinless so Iím going to slide through this life on grace.The second way of thinking is what this passage of scripture is talking about.Somewhere along the way over the last 2000 years we got the attitude that Godís punishment would be less severe for us who live in these days of grace.Verse 28 says that the people who lived under the law of Moses and deliberately sinned died without mercy; actually they were stoned to death.We all think wow, Iím glad I didnít live in those times, but verve 29 says how much more severely are we to be punished. In Matt. chapter 11 and verses 20 through 24 Jesus parapharsingly says a person who has more revelation will be more severely judged than the person who doesnít, and in Luke chapter 12 and verses 47 and 48 says that the person who knew not right or wrong will be judged less than the person who knew right from wrong and did wrong anyway.†† The feel good Christianity that so many people live today is an insult to the Spirit of grace.These people are saying to Jesus,Ē I know that you gave your all to me and in return I give you nothing.I am selfish and Iím just going to take advantage to this age of grace.ĒMy prayer for these people is that they open the eyes to their hearts and realize that their judgment is going to be more severe than those who have never learned the truth, and that they truly repent and start living for Jesus.

 

 

Because He Lives,

Pastor Rick