THURSDAY, JULY 7
Scripture: Hebrews 10:26-31, Romans 10:5
Hebrews 10:26-31 says, “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord. And again, ‘The Lord will judge His people.’ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” The reason why we need to contend for the faith and not allow the mercy of God to be turned into licentiousness is because when it is, it leads people into deception and destruction. This passage is very, very clear. The deceived believe judgment has been done away with. Romans says we will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Many passages including Hebrews 10 make it clear that Jesus is still the Judge. Judgment continues and that is the reason grace and repentance are very important. Believing this untruth brings devastation. It is time we contended for the faith and specifically for the true grace and mercy of God.