If we make the decision to sin after we receive the knowledge of the truth, there isn’t a sacrifice for sins left any longer. There’s only a scary expectation of judgment and of a burning fire that’s going to devour God’s opponents. When someone rejected the Law from Moses, they were put to death without mercy on the basis of the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment do you think is deserved by the person who walks all over God’s Son, who acts as if the blood of the covenant that made us holy is just ordinary blood, and who insults the Spirit of grace? We know the one who said, Judgment is mine; I will pay people back. And he also said, The Lord will judge his people. It’s scary to fall into the hands of the living God! (Hebrews 10:26-31, CEB)
This passage is interesting. It shows us that God is scary. I mean the last line is, “It’s scary to fall into the hands of the living God!”
But honestly who would choose to not be in the presence of God once you were? Well actually that is a silly question because all of us would say not me, but we all do choose to not be there when we put our own desires above those of God.
If we choose our own desires, or fulfill our wishes and get what we want, that is sin and we have made a decision to remove ourselves from the presence of God.
Let us so focus our lives on God and the love we have received that we see that following and fulfilling God’s will is the best thing for us and for all of the world.
Loving People. Loving God.