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Insulting the Spirit of Grace

When the truth doesn’t matter, good intentions tend to take over.  Therefore, it doesn’t matter if you lie or not as long as you meant well.  In this climate, the spirit of God’s grace is insulted.

How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? – Hebrews 10:29

As I watch cable television, its amazing how often commentators and show hosts allow their guests to weasel out of a question, by changing the topic, exaggerating or lying.  Instead of protecting the truth, justifying actions or the rationalization of behavor is accepted.  While politicians may be able to escape an interview today, no one can hide from Judgement Day.

It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God, Hebrews 10:31.

The context of Hebrews 10:31 is different from David’s encounter with the Lord after taking of Census of Israel in the Old Testament.  David decides it was better to submit to God’s punishment rather be handed over to his earthly enemies.   In this passage, the author is referring to those who insult the spirit of Grace.  Thus, if your actions find you leaving a trail of sin in your wake, may you come to your senses this Easter season so that disgrace will turn into grace and mercy from the Lord of second chances.

by Jay Mankus

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