Hebrews 6: Will You Strive For Perfection?
Verse of the Day: (V1) “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,”
1. Perfection (V1-8)
V4 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,”
Today, just like the days of the apostles, there are Christians, including pastors and missionaries, who seemingly are doing great works for God but are actually serving themselves. Instead of striving for perfection in holiness, they are striving for their own success. However, at Judgment day, the holy God shall judge all Christians, and there shall be Christians who shall be ashamed because their works, like thorns and briers, shall be burnt, while there shall be Christians who shall be rewarded as God bless their works.
V8 “But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.”
2. Patience (V9-16)
V10 “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”
Let us serve the Lord with faith and patience knowing that He sees our hearts and know all our works and labour of love as we keep winning souls, teaching His Word, helping the poor and those in needs, and praying and supporting local and foreign missionaries.
V12 “That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
3. Promise (V17-20)
V17 “Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:”
Indeed, the two immutable things of God are that He is truly God, and He never lies. Today, God promises you a fiery hell to shun, and a glorious heaven to gain, when you repent your sins, and believe and receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord.
V18 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to strive for perfection in holiness as You are holy.