Daily Bread 12/13/2022


Daily Bread – December 13, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) Hebrews 10:26-27, 29 – For if we willingly continue in sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sin, but a fearful expectation of judgment and a fierce fire that will consume the adversaries. How much worse punishment do you think those are worthy of who trampled the Son of God and profaned the blood of the Covenant by which they were sanctified, and mock the Spirit of grace? Let me tell you about those who refuse to go on to maturity in Christ Jesus (Hebrews 6:1-2) – those who believe they can continue on in sin, thinking that because they have been “born again” God has somehow changed His judgment concerning sin. There is no better specific meaning to the passage quoted above than to understand how God is talking about this very kind of people – those who with a high handed attitude believe there is no consequence for their sin, and no judgment of God against their participation with disobedience against God. In fact, what such a person is doing is operating in the worst kind of deception, believing they are right with God while walking all over the blood of Jesus and mocking the Holy Spirit. The Lord has a specific wrath directed at the blasphemy of those who call themselves Christians and hold the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18). All disobedience and sin is a participation with the powers of darkness and the highest act of rebellion against the life of God. It is this kind of rebellion that is being referred to in verse 28, those who though they were brought into the covenant refused to obey. If we will simply acknowledge our sins with a desire to learn how to walk in the ways of God, we will be kept and taught by God. Father has extended all the grace and mercy we will ever need to learn His ways and mature in the things of His life. He will forgive us as many times as we need to be forgiven. Being born again is all about being changed to learn to walk in the ways of God. Those who would make salvation about something different are deceived and are deceiving others. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen