“A FEARFUL Thing”
Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the Covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing and insulted the Spirit of Grace?
It is a fearful thing to fall into the Hands of the Living God.
I believe that Sir Walter Scott of 1808, nailed the underlying theme of this Scripture, when he said: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” This Scripture, I believe is referring to one to whom we can classify as an “apostate.” One who may PROFESS to be a TRUE BELIEVER, but doesn’t actually POSSESS the right to be a TRUE BELIEVER at all.
In all actuality, they are “wolves” in sheep’s clothing. They NEVER actually came to Christ for their SALVATION, and they are really still WILLFULLY REJECTING JESUS, God’s Son, and still WILLFULLY REFUSING God’s Plan of SALVATION. To TRAMPLE the Son of God underfoot is to WILLFULLY REJECT the Lord Jesus Christ. And to COUNT the BLOOD of the COVENANT by which mankind is SET APART for SALVATION, as an UNHOLY thing. He was REFUSING GOD’S HOLY PLAN for the SALVATION process. He may have been ALMOST PERSUADED to make a TRUE COMMITMENT to the LORD, but WILLFULLY REJECTED and REFUSED GOD’S PLAN.
Even though, they may have IDENTIFIED with the Christian Community, they are not the REAL THING. They may PROFESS, but they don’t POSSESS it. And MORE SERIOUS is they have INSULTED the SPIRIT of GRACE, meaning they feel that it is BENEATH them to CONSIDER the WORK of God’s Holy Spirit, and they REFUSE to SUBMIT themselves to the WOOING of GOD’S SPIRIT as He deals with their HEART. They actually DENY His existence. This is a SERIOUS crime against GOD and His SON, and the AMAZING GRACE that is offered. Do you fit into this category? Are you DECEIVING people into thinking you POSSESS a TRUE RELATIONSHIP, with God, even if you don’t? Maybe, it’s because you are a GOOD PERSON, who does GOOD DEEDS, or maybe it’s because you don’t want people to KNOW who you really are and what you really do?
There is a FEARFUL JUDGMENT coming for those who DO NOT TRULY POSSESS God’s gift of SALVATION. Verse thirty-one tells us that: “It is a FEARFUL THING to FALL into the Hands of the Living God. If you have NOT TRULY GIVEN your HEART and LIFE to GOD this is what you have to look forward to. Your DESTINY is: An ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE, after you are there. In order to TRULY POSSESS GOD’S SALVATION, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. And BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then YOU MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a GENUINE, TRUE BELIEVER, with an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!