27 October, 2006

Scary Bible Verses

26For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? 30For we know him who said, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." And again, "The Lord will judge his people." 31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

-Hebrews 10:26-31 (ESV)
This is one of those verses you read and chills go down your spine (Work out your salvation with fear and trembling?). I share this with you today because this verse keeps popping up in Bible studies and conversations I have with fellow traveler's. It is scripture that should stop us cold in our tracks to fall on our faces and beg God to search our hearts.
For excellent exposition on these verses check out these sources: http://www.southwoodsbc.org/sermons/heb10e.htm
(John Piper)

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