In His Presence

Re: Verse reading–Hebrews 10:19-39 (day three)
The writer of Hebrews addresses two groups of people in this passage.  In verses 19-25, he speaks to those who have believed.  They have heard the gospel and through Christ, have entered into the presence of God.  In verses 26-31, he speaks to those who choose to remain in sin.  God is a God of love, but He is also a God of justice.  His love demands His justice.  The writer says that we should not expect God to just overlook our sin.  We cannot counterbalance our sin with good works.  Verse 31 says, “It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  This is where we learn of the importance of a ‘fear of God.’  To recognize the majesty and glory of our holy, infinite, omnipotent, omniscient, and ever present God inspires a fear.  Moses, Gideon, Isaiah and John trembled to the core of their being before God. Thankfully, as believers, our fear does not include judgment…but don’t forget discipline!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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