Hebrews 6: 6 Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
A couple observations this morning. I think. 🙂
Foundation of repentance.
Dead works. What are dead works? Obviously there is no life in them. Else they would not be DEAD WORKS. That makes sense. So there is no Laying up of treasures in Heaven in dead works.
20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
You know what comes before this verse in Matthew 6? The LORD’s Prayer – asking for HIS forgiveness. You know what comes next? A command to forgive others. And next? That works without forgiveness = dead works. Dead works are NOT YESHUA’s will for us. Laying up treasure in Heaven is. And those treasures begin with FORGIVENESS. That’s the foundation.
Something to think about. Isn’t it?
ABBA, thank You for speaking with us today. Thank You for confirming Your Word with Your Word. And so I pray for forgiveness for each of us today. That we will seek Your forgiveness and that we will ask for forgiveness from others we have hurt with our words and our deeds. I pray we will see afresh the value You place on forgiveness; the necessity of it to build relationships and life.
I am still remembering Terri. Kerri. Dori. Two Mission Trips. Israel. America. Joy. Leslie. Ray. Family needs. Souls in need of forgiveness but so far will not ask in saving faith. Have Mercy, ABBA. Yet save them we pray. And for each One who gathers here with us today, I pray for strength and wisdom; for a firm foundation of repentance and many works that are well pleasing to You and worthy of treasure in Heaven in the Holy Name of JESUS we pray.