Holy Help from Hebrews-23

As we come to Hebrews 6:6, a vital warning is given. Let me set it in context. Verses 1-3 admonish the reader to move on to maturity. It is assumed that these being admonished are truly born again, since any who are Spiritually dead can't grow. Then, in Verses 4-5, the writer warns of those who "almost" come to Christ for salvation, even to the point of  somewhat sampling the possible blessings they could enjoy if they would "enter in." Now, in Verse 6, he warns of the dangers of "coming short" of being saved. If these people continue to remain at the edge of conversion but not receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, they can't be renewed "again unto repentance." That is, there comes a time by continued procrastination when another opportunity for repentance will no longer be given. Since no one knows exactly when that will happen, an unsaved person would be well advised to heed Paul's inspired statement in II Corinthians 6:2b: "behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation!" Tomorrow might be too late! The serious nature of neglecting to make a decision now is forcefully driven home to our hearts and minds in the closing words of our verse: "they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame." It is as if, as far as they are concerned, Jesus remains on the cross. Instead of embracing what He has done for them, accepting His completed work in their behalf, they, in a manner of speaking, leave Him hanging there, continuing to bear the shame of their sin(s) but they do not receive forgiveness.  While He is no longer on the cross, for them He might as well still be there! Selah! Unsaved people risk eternal suffering by their procrastination. May God use us, who know Him, to help them see their danger. Ron  ( More tomorrow, Lord wiling. Hope you  stop by).

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