A few months ago our church went through a study on the book of Hebrews entitled “Jesus is greater.” It was a pretty convicting look at what it means to really put Jesus above every and anything else in your life. As a Christian, I am often torn between the words I sing on Sundays and speak from my ‘platform’ and the actions I choose throughout the week. Do I really value my relationship with Jesus above the rest of the stuff in my life, or do I just say I do so I don’t look bad?
In the midst of this series, I found this passage;
For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?
The write isn’t mincing too many words here. Our decision to keep on sinning in light of Jesus sacrifice and grace is profane and outrageous. And yet, it’s something we all do on a daily basis. Imagine there being a line in your life, that if you were to cross it, you would suddenly enter from what is Godly, into sin. On the surface such a line would seem like something we would run from at full speed. Yet almost all of us, if honest would have to admit that instead we spend most of our time walking right along side it, peering at the other side, sticking a toe over here and there, wondering how close we can get without getting ‘caught.’
It’s a dangerous strategy to be sure. A revealing one as well.
“I want the things of God, as long as they don’t take me too far from the things I really want.”
But as we discovered in the message I’ve added here below, there is a safer way to live. A better way to live. A way to keep both our Christianity, and our conviction. If you’ve got some time, give it a listen and let me know what you think.