Tuesday, August 31, 2010
We've been in Hebrews Chapter 6 for a couple of weeks in our Wednesday night small group and it has been challenging us to double down on what we know about interpreting Scripture, God's sovereignty, what salvation is, and whether someone could lose their salvation. We had our first attempt at cutting the Gordian knot that is contained in verses 4-8 shortened by a power outage - kind of hard to do any study in the dark. But last week we pushed through, past multiple theories, to common ground.
As I picked up my NLT this morning and started reading, it was as if sunlight had broken through the clouds. There were no questions about how this passage should be interpreted. No contextual difficulties. No competing opinions. There was certainty. Timeless assurances. Unshakable and unchangeable. It was awesome to read - again and again and again.
To be able to see once more that God is Who He says He is - will do what He says He will do - and wants us to know that so badly He places multiple passages of Scripture throughout the Bible to let us know - is like sunshine after days of rain.
I think Eugene Peterson in the Message phrased how we should feel perfectly.
We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. 19 It's an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God
Heb 6:18-19 (MSG)
Go do something beautiful today for God.