October 21/Hebrews 6

Verses 1-3 > Paul lists things that are the ABC’s of Christianity. Once a child learns the ABC’s they begin to write words and then they go on to write sentences and then paragraphs and the papers etc. In other words they grow and mature in their writing. Paul is exhorting the Christians to grow and mature in their spiritual lives. The fruit of the Spirit should be maturing in them. They should be able to love better now than when they were first saved; more joyful, peaceful, etc.

Verses 4-6 > There is a danger in becoming lazy when it comes to spiritual maturity. Based on scripture I do not believe you can lose your salvation.

Romans 8:38–39 (NLT) — 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

No outside force can separate you from the love of God. Only you can. You can’t lose your salvation but you can leave it and walk away. That is the warning of these verses.

Verses 7-8 > We are the soil for the Word of God to be planted in. We need to soak up the word of God and bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit. We need to be the blessing that God has called us to be. Again our salvation isn’t lost but the non-fruit bearing part of us can be burned up.

1 Corinthians 3:13–15 (NLT) — 13 But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value. 14 If the work survives, that builder will receive a reward. 15 But if the work is burned up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder will be saved, but like someone barely escaping through a wall of flames.

Verses 9-12 > Keep believing and keep obeying and in due season you will reap the promises of God.

Verses 13-17 > Abraham is our example to follow. Abraham chose to obey God and believe God. He endured everything that came down the highway of life. He didn’t lose his faith in God. He received all that God promised even though it took years for God to fulfill the promise. He waited about 25 years for his son to be born. When you are waiting for God to fulfill a promise in your life remember Abraham and keep believing and obeying.

Verses 18-20 > we can rest and relax in this life knowing that God cannot lie and He is for us and not against us. He proved this by giving us Jesus!

Be Inspired Hilltop!

 

Comments

  1. Mark Gundersen says:

    God promises that if we run to him He is waiting with arms wide open.