Scripture to Read: Hebrews 6:7-8
We continue today, examining whether we can lose our salvation or not. The evidence throughout God’s Word is that we cannot lose our salvation. What God’s Word does teach is that many people will come close to receiving salvation but will settle for religion, which is not salvation in Christ but a worthless counterfeit. The illustration God uses today in Hebrews 6:7-8 is the soil and the rain. We read, in Hebrews 6:7, that some soil that receives the rain produces useful crops and from those useful crops, others are fed, and God blesses the soil to produce more crops. But, we read in Hebrews 6:8 that other soil receives the same rain as the good soil, but that other soil only produces thorns and thistles. So, the soil that only produces thorns and thistles is useless. The result of the worthless soil is that the farmer condemns it and the field is burned. God offers salvation to everyone, just like the rain falls on all soil. When people hear the Good News about salvation from sin, through the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, they will choose to act in one of two ways. Either people will receive the Good News and surrender to Christ completely as Lord and Savior. Or people, after hearing the Good News, will let the Good News die within them and they will continue to live their lives for their selfish motives and agendas. The choice is up to each person in how they respond to God’s Good News.
Challenge & Application
How are you producing good fruit through your life so others experience the love, grace and forgiveness of Christ through you? Who will you share the Good News of Christ with today?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!