Introduction: This last chapter of the book to the Hebrews begin with the directions to let brotherly love continue, looking back and remembering, not forgetting some who entertained strangers.
Jesus was very serious when He mentioned the use of words. He said by them we’d be justified or by them we’d be condemned (Matt 12:36-37). Of course, the context was where people had charged Him with casting our demons by the prince of he devil. He points to the fact that people could blasphemy The Father and Him and still be saved, but when they blasphemed the Holy Spirit they could not be saved. This may be that people who did not yield to God in His early dealing with man, before Christ came on the scene, and even when He sent His Son, people might not yield. After the death of Christ and the Holy Spirit came guiding men to speak the total truth (Jn. 16:13), there would be no additional directions.
We know that people who rejected Christ as He was on the earth, and demanded that He be crucified, were convinced of His legitimate claim in being the Only Begotten Son of God, submitted to His authority and were thus saved (Cf. Acs 2:22-41).
Titus 2:11-13 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;..”
The Grace of God is one of the most wonderful factors in the universe. It is talked about by many, appreciated by some, and understood by few.
Volume 8, March 26, 2006 Number 20
Next weekend we shall spring forward with the clock -in other words we’ll skip an hour. Therefore, at six in the morning, (when I usually get up to start my morning walk) it will still be dark, for a few days. As I THINK about the change, I recall the admonition to redeem the time:
“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Eph. 5:15-16).