26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[d] and again, “The Lord will judge his people.”[e] 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
This morning as I read this verse I have memories of my earlier walk with the Lord. I used to ask myself why would God be so hard on the Jews for staying in Judaism (Laws and sacrifice). I think it was because if they didn’t turn towards the once and for all sacrifice they would be continuing to sacrifice an offering that would be useless and an insult to God and they never be forgiven because a perfect sacrifice had to be offered. For God had given his son for an offering to free them from laws and sacrifices which was the final perfect sacrifice. Jesus offered himself a once and for all sacrifice so that we would be free to worship him in spirit and in truth.
Like with Moses the people had to believe and without belief they died.
I realize just how important belief is to God. Belief is a heart felt faith that does not waver.
I will admit in earlier days of my walk with God I did waver and that is why the wrath of God came on me more than one time. I now thank God for Hebrews which I was so afraid to read at one time in my life. I did not even want to read it but God had mercy on me and knew that at some point I would come to believe in total faith. Praise him for that gift I didn’t deserve.
He didn’t have to he could have taken me home but he allowed grace to do its work in me and I am growing closer and closer to an all forgiving God through shear faith.
Do I fear God? Yes, but I know who I have to strengthen me. Jesus the Christ his perfect son in whom I thank and serve. The word of God.
Memories of falling out of faith do come back to me but I stand firm and know that the word of God is all powerful and Satin has no power. Satin will try to bring memories back to mind but I stand strong and boldly approach the throne of grace with faith.
I say blessed be the name of the lord who takes away the sin of the world.
If I believe it then I no longer turn towards other things. No more fear, I remain in the truth that Jesus is who he is and will never change. He is an eternal sacrifice and I am maid alive in him.
So today as I realize we have an all Loving God and we are to server him, I do realize also we serve a God that demands our faith with no wavering at all. We don’t return to our own way of thinking but we continue with the truth and hang tight to it with all of our might and strength even when the darts come hurling towards us from the father of lies, Satin.
I will remember this verses today and hold fast to it no matter what.
The first one comes from the next chapter in Hebrews chapter 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
The fool[a] says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.
God hates unbelief and if we do not believe Jesus did what he did and he is a perfect sacrifice then no forgiveness remains
This is why my fear has left me concerning the past when I was disobedient.
Faith is what I live by. It is clear that in today’s scripture God is not to be doubted in the least.
We live by faith and anything less is sin.
God hates sin which is unbelief.
I think of this today. If he has made me free and I am free indeed I should not have any unbelief in my life for if I did I would die in it. I choose to believe.
Today’s song tells why I believe……….
David W. Aucoin
Song for my day: ‘I believe’ Hillsong click here to listen