December 19 – Don’t Exchange Eternal Blessing for Anything

It is imperative not to reject God’s grace! We need to consider all that is at stake and no matter what, do not refuse the richness of forgiveness offered to us through the Son of the Most High God. The early Christians needed this warning just as we need it today. Along with that firm exhortation, the writer adds: pursue peace and holiness and pull out by the very roots any form of bitterness. And make sure that there isn’t any immoral or irreverent person like Esau, who sold his birthright in exchange for one meal. For you know that later, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected because he didn’t find any opportunity for repentance, though he sought it with tears. Don’t wait until it is too late; receive God’s mercy today. His Story was written so we can not only learn from the errors of others but also see for ourselves the goodness of God’s grace which calls us to repentance and trust. This then gives a life worth living. As we trust in the Lord at all times we will be drawn to Him rather than want to hide from Him.

Hebrews 12:16-17 HCSB