TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7
Scripture: Hebrews 6:1-9
Hebrews 6 identifies some parameters of the New Testament Blood Covenant that Jesus bought and paid for. In Hebrews 6:4-6, it begins with a warning, “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.” Verses 7,8 talk about blessing and cursing. Verse 9 declares that we are believing much better things for future generations, though we speak in this manner. One question is, why are they speaking in this manner? Covenant carries both blessing and responsibility which has consequences! Covenant speaks in that manner! When we violate covenant then we accrue to ourselves covenant judgment. If we honor covenant then we accrue to ourselves covenant blessing. The first thing to understand about Hebrews 6 is that the manner of speech spoken is speech based on Blood Covenant. We are either honoring Blood Covenant or violating Blood Covenant. A wise man would choose to live in such a way as to honor covenant. Someone, however, that courts judgment and destruction can do so by choosing to follow their own will and violate God’s Word. If they choose to violate covenant, then they will get the judgment that goes with it. Jesus is both Savior and Judge based on covenant. Hebrews 6 is trying to make that point for all New Testament believers. God is a Covenant Keeper. He keeps covenant to a thousand generations and has never broken a covenant. Wise people choose to walk in covenant. That is where the blessing is! Those who violate it, find the Judge of all the Earth. So what is our choice going to be? Will we shape up? Will we walk in covenant? Will we live according to God’s Word? Will we violate Scripture and reap the reward? The choice is ours!