• Going on to Maturity Devotional

    Hebrews 6:1

    Oftentimes, those who possess advanced knowledge of the Christian faith look down upon those who are still babes in Christ. However, this was neither the attitude of Christ nor the attitude of the New Testament writers. Ask the Lord to give you humility when you deal with those who are less mature in the faith. View Resource

  • What About Hebrews 6? Devotional

    Hebrews 6

    Hebrews 10:26 says that a person who sins willfully cannot be brought back to salvation. Read Numbers 15:30–31. Hebrews must be read in light of the law. The willful sin here is a denial of the faith, a presumptive trampling of the Gospel of Christ. Those who do this are like those in Hebrews 6. Warn anyone you know in this situation. View Resource

  • If God Permits Devotional

    Hebrews 6:2–3

    All of life is lived under the all-encompassing sovereignty of God. Though we make many plans in life, we will only be able to carry them out if God is so willing. When you make plans for the future, be careful about being too confident of their successfulness, and remember that both your plans and their successfulness depend on the will of God. View Resource

  • The Covenant Community Devotional

    Hebrews 6:4b–5

    Few of us realize that some of the blessings of the new covenant (except salvation) are also conferred on those who do not have true faith. Many people in our churches receive blessings because they are a part of the covenant community even though they are not really saved. Ask the Lord to grant saving faith to all in your church who profess to have it. View Resource

  • Impossible to Restore Devotional

    Hebrews 6:4a

    As we consider this sincere exhortation to the Hebrews, it is important that we always keep in mind the promises of God. As the author of Hebrews reminds us, man is not the author and finisher of his faith. Rather, Jesus Christ is the great High Priest who alone is the Author and Finisher of our faith. View Resource

  • Those Who Fall Away Devotional

    Hebrews 6:6

    If we have saving faith, we will never fall away. The Father will not allow anyone, even ourselves, to snatch us from Christ’s hand (John 10:27–29). One way He ensures this is through repentance and restoration. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, God works in our hearts in bringing us to repentance, and He restores us by His sustaining grace. View Resource

  • A Good Crop Devotional

    Hebrews 6:7–8

    Some Christians think that they have committed the sin of apostasy, thus demonstrating that they were never really saved. But the very fact that they worry about it might show that the Holy Spirit is working in their hearts to bring them to repentance. Someone who doesn’t care about falling away demonstrates that he was never a true Christian. View Resource

  • Sure of Better Things Devotional

    Hebrews 6:9

    If Hebrews 6:4–6 refers to genuine Christians, then the author could never be sure that anyone who professes faith would inherit salvation. In 6:9 we find the death blow to anyone who would think Hebrews denies perseverance. Take some time to thank the Lord for loving His people so much that He will preserve them in faith. View Resource

  • God Remembers Us Devotional

    Hebrews 6:10

    We know that the love the audience of Hebrews had for Christ was not perfect. In 6:10 they had to be reminded of two things perfect love does not forget: God’s justice and faithfulness. Imperfect love is the standard for our assurance in 6:11. If you love the biblical Christ, however imperfectly, you can be confident that you are saved. View Resource

  • Patterns of Growth Devotional

    Hebrews 6:11–12

    Some in the original audience of the book of Hebrews wanted to return to the old covenant. In order to avert this, the author exhorts them to imitate the faith of the old covenant saints. This faith was not in the efficacy of the old covenant, but rather in God Himself (Heb. 11). Read Hebrews 11, and thank God for so many examples of faith. View Resource

  • Abraham’s Perseverance Devotional

    Hebrews 6:13–15

    One of the hardest things we have to endure in life is waiting for God to fulfill His promises to us. Though He seems to tarry long at times, we should not let this make us think that He will not do what He has promised. Ask the Lord to forgive you for being impatient with Him and remember that He will certainly fulfill all His promises. View Resource

  • Is Faith Blind? Devotional

    Hebrews 6:13-20

    Do you believe that all sin is, at its root, unbelief? When we sin, we are disbelieving God’s testimony in His Word that sin brings grief, pain, and separation from Him. By contrast, obedience is rooted in trust that God’s prescribed ways are best. Ask Him today and every day for grace to see Him as absolutely trustworthy and to obey Him. View Resource

  • The Purpose of Sacraments Devotional

    Hebrews 6:13-20

    Baptism and the Lord’s Supper pull into themselves all the signs and miracles of the old covenant and the early church. Perhaps one reason why so many Christians look for miracles is that we do not appreciate the hidden miracle of the Lord’s Supper, which spiritually feeds us with Christ Himself. View Resource

  • The Oaths of Men Devotional

    Hebrews 6:16

    Lawful oaths are a proper part of the Christian life. Marriage vows are one of the best examples we have of lawful and godly oaths. Remember the promises you made before God on your wedding day, and, if you are not married, do not enter marriage without solemnly considering the promises you will make if you do marry someday. View Resource

  • God Swore an Oath Devotional

    Hebrews 6:17

    The promise to Abraham contains an inheritance in a better country, faithful descendants, and salvation. God confirmed that these would all be granted when He swore an oath to Abraham. Thank God for His love that motivated His swearing of this oath, and for the fact that in Christ, you are promised the same things as Abraham. View Resource