Our last lesson, Hebrews 6.1-6, showed that the unpardonable sin is the sin that is not repented of, or, rather, the sin of willfully rejecting the grace that brings salvation.
The sum of Hebrews 6.4-6 is that if one rejects and despises all this power, having once known and tasted it, it is impossible to renew him again to repentance.
It was our sins that nailed Jesus to the cross. 1 Peter 2.24. And it was our sins that He bore in the garden of Gethsemane and in the wilderness of temptation.
Of Christ it is said “in all things it behooved Him; to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2.17.
Faith is the simple acceptance of a fact, and the acting upon it as a fact, although it is unseen.
Faith deals only in facts.
Character is what a man really is; reputation is what others think him to be. There is a vast difference between the two.
The Pagan maxim, which too many quote as though it were Bible, is, “God helps him who helps himself.” But the truth revealed in the Bible is that God helps the man who is not able to help himself.
If you are going to preach to me, or try to teach me, tell me only what you know, not what you think. Neither waste time telling me what you believe.
Don’t give me your belief that a thing is so as authority for it.
It is well to remember that it is not the wrong that another does that leads to evil feelings on our part, but the wrong that is in our own heart stirs up the resentment at an affront.
The greatest measure of power is experienced in perfect submission.