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THE BOOK OF HEBREWS CHAPTER 6:7-20 (11 of 24)
7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh
oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by
whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 But that which beareth thorns and briers [is]
rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is]
to be burned.
The same rain (the gospel) that nourishes and produces
fruit in the good soil (salvation) is the same rain
that falls on the heart that is overcome with thorns
and brier bushes, fit for destruction.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you,
and things that accompany salvation, though we thus
Right after his stern warning to those who would
apostatize, he said to believers in their midst, but
beloved, we are convinced of the fact that as far as
your lives are concerned, there is the fruit of
salvation, even though we are speaking in this way.
The writer evidently did not want those who truly
demonstrated faithfulness in Christ to be a part of
his warning to those who were walking on the fringes
of salvation, but rather as a means of encouragement
to them to go on in their walk in Christ. The
conviction that the writer spoke of was a conviction
based on proof. He assured the believers, those who
truly followed Christ, that he was convinced of better
things than of those who were in danger of walking
away from Christ and of those who already have. He was
convinced that genuine evidence of the things that
accompanied salvation were true of them.
10 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
God is not unrighteous. God is no sinner. God is no
fraud. He is all righteous. God is not uncaring. God
is not negligent when it comes to genuine works of
love done to other believers. Notice a very important
fact here in t ...
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