Thursday, September 11, 2014

day no, 13,107: is it worse to disregard God's Law or His Grace?‏

It makes sense to you that the Law would stone you to death if you disobeyed it.  The Law is kind of stodgy and grouchy and old-fashioned like that.
For the same reason you suspect that Grace will let you walk scot-free even if you take advantage of it and disobey it.  I mean Grace would never stone me to death like the Law would, right?  That’s why I like Grace better than the Law.  Grace let’s me do what I want to do.
Scripture says the exact opposite.
Hebrews 10:26-31
26 For if we deliberately sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries. 28 If anyone disregards Moses’ law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, regarded as profane the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know the One who has said, Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, and again, The Lord will judge His people. 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
Disobeying Grace incurs an even greater punishment than disobeying the Law.
Jesus took the stones the Law chucked at you.
If you reject Him as the only sacrifice by which you can be saved, you are rejecting and disobeying the One who took your bullet.
The Spirit of Grace is even more enraged and furious by this rebellion and refusal to obey His revealed righteousness in Jesus than the original offense.
How much worse punishment do you think one will deserve who tramples on the perfect, spillled blood of Jesus?
It will be worse than being stoned to death.
It will be dying forever without ever finally being entirely dead.
Corpses don’t suffer.
Those who reject Jesus will suffer forever.
Don’t reject Jesus by assuming His grace requires nothing more than acknowledging it exists.
Hebrews 10:35-39
35 So don’t throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.
37 For yet in a very little while,
the Coming One will come and not delay.38 But My righteous one will live by faith;and if he draws back,I have no pleasure in him.

39 But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life.
Hold on to the One who holds on to you.
Listen to the One who speaks to you.
Obey the One who is your Lord and Savior.

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