2.18.15–>”The Scariest Passage in the Bible?”

Upon What Do You Rely?


Hebrews 6:4-6

For once people have been enlightened-when they’ve tasted the heavenly gift and have had a share in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the coming age-it’s impossible to restore them again to repentance if they fall away, since they are crucifying God’s Son all over again, on their own account, and holding Him up to contempt.

This is quite frankly a little frightening and disturbing.Well, what do we know? It’s good practice to work from the known to the unknown.We know that repentance is required to follow Jesus. And that repentance is only possibly through God’s power. And God’s power was ultimately released on that first Easter weekend. So if you are relying on anything other than that mysterious power that is the resurrection of Jesus for your repentance, life, and salvation, you cannot turn to God or even back to God. Not while you’re in that state at least.

Dependence on anything but Christ is siding with the rejectors of Christ at the cross–those who pierced Him and mocked Him.

This is heavy and I am sobered by it this morning. The only action I can think of to take right now is to begin this moment and all of today (and beyond) to utter the breath prayer “I am totally dependent on You.” This is where I start. That’s what my response to this word looks like right now.

What does it look like for you to listen and respond to this word today?

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

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