Treating the Blood as a “cheap thing”

“For there is no longer any sacrifice that will take away sins if we purposely go on sinning after the truth has been made known to us.”

“Instead, all that is left is to wait in fear for the coming Judgment and the fierce fire which will destroy those who oppose God! Anyone who disobeys the Law of Moses is put to death without any mercy when judged guilty from the evidence of two or more witnesses.”

“What then, of those who despise the Son of God? Who treat as a cheap thing the blood of God’s covenant which purified them from sin? Who insult the Spirit of grace? Just think how much worse is the punishment they will deserve!”

“For we know who said, “I will take revenge, I will repay;” and who also said, “The Lord will judge his people. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!”
(Hebrews 10:26-31, Good news translation)

Pretty strong scriptures aren’t they? But truth, never the less.

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6 Responses to “Treating the Blood as a “cheap thing””

  1. ProdigalKnot Says:

    It’s hard to digest but, if we’re honest, the scriptures here are written to believers. Who else has been purified from sin by the blood of Christ? I believe God will protect and keep us, but only as long as we believe and live like we love God first and others as much or more than ourselves.

    Is that saving ourselves? Since it’s impossible to please God without faith, even though scripture says God gives us faith, it must mean something akin to the parable of the talents. We must use what God gives us or He will take away even that which we think we have. Scary stuff! We live by faith and are saved by grace, but one cannot get past the fact that we must have a living faith that we keep stirred up!

    Thanks for the reminder Richard.

  2. rjperalta Says:

    ProdigalKnot,
    Ah yes, “a living faith”. Right on brother. Without it, it is impossible to please Him.
    You are welcome.
    Hope all is well with you.

  3. Cindy Hanson Says:

    hmm… powerful verses indeed, however, I’m wondering, being a novice in Biblical knowledge, where did you pull them from? which version did you quote from? I’d like to look into them further, if you have a chance to respond… thanl you! cindy

  4. rjperalta Says:

    Cindy,
    Sorry I forgot to leave that info. I did a edit tonight.
    Here it is though,
    Hebrews 10:26-31, The Goods news translation

    Thanks for stopping by,
    May you also be blessed as you go out!

  5. Jerald Says:

    In my mind it’s a matter of what’s taking place in the heart. Scripture does say that some will fall away from the faith. It’s the parable of the sower and the seed. The enemy doesn’t want any of the seed of the word to pruduce a crop, even if it does sprout.
    Good words that we need to hear over and over.

  6. rjperalta Says:

    Jerald,
    Yes and thanks. Will Christ find faith on the earth when he comes?
    God is faithful to reveal from time to time what is in our hearts. I’m thankful for that. How can we progress in sanctification if He does not reveal to us our currant condition?
    Thanks for stopping by.

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