Never turn back!
Scripture reading for October 21st: Hebrews 6, Psalm 60, Proverbs 25
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 6:4-8 “For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding Him up to contempt. For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.”
The writer of Hebrews addressed the subject of apostasy, the turning away of a believer in Jesus from a relationship with Him. There were Jews who had been saved by putting faith in Jesus Christ as Messiah. They had received the Holy Spirit and been taught the Word of God, understanding the gift of eternal life and the coming age of Christ’s eternal rule. Because of persecution, family pressure, or the lure of this world, they had fallen away from a relationship. The end result of apostasy is the Lake of Fire.
Faith Confession: I believe in Jesus Christ and have placed my faith in Him, never to turn back. I have been filled with the Holy Spirit and now know God as my Father. Lord help me to stand firm and receive my eternal inheritance.
Proverbs 25:26 “Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.”