Hebrews 6 Outline
– Growing into spiritual maturity (Hebrews 6:1-3)
– Don’t give up on Jesus and press on in your faith (Hebrews 6:4-12)
– God’s reliable promises (Hebrews 6:13-20)
Hebrews 6 Bible Study
In Hebrews 6:1-3, new born Christians must learn to be mature by reading the bible, spending time to worship and pray, serve at the church, be kind and helpful to others, and stop all their bad habits. It is important that you grow to become more and more mature as years passed by, not stagnant and still the same. Reading the bible and learning God’s words enables you to know more about God and his commandments so that you can walk on the path of righteousness. The path to heaven is not easy. Only those who are hardworking and faithfully abide in God’s commandments can enter into heaven (Matthew 7:13). Sometimes, we may face troubles and tribulations in lives that cause us to relapse into our old selves. God put troubles in our lives so that we can have more faith in him (John 16:33). We must conquer all our problems and tribulations by relying on God (Romans 8:37).
In Hebrews 6:4-6, Christians who decide to depart from their faith in Jesus to follow the world will not be saved. The passage doesn’t mean that if you fall, you won’t be able to get saved even if you repent. Repentance is a gift of God. If you have walked away from God but now you repent, God will still accept you back. Jesus will never drive away anyone who come to him (John 6:37). In Romans 10:13, everyone who call on God’s name will be saved.
In Hebrews 6:7-8, when the earth receives water from the rain, it will bears crops. After you have accepted Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit, you must start producing fruits of righteousness and grow into spiritual maturity. It shows that bearing fruits and growth goes together. It is important to keep on improving yourself and grow into more spiritual maturity so that you won’t become backslided.
In Hebrews 6:9-12, Paul is encouraging the Hebrews Christians to not give up hope in Jesus but continue to abide in him diligently to the end. We often think that God had forgotten what we’ve done for him when we are faced with troubles. But God sees and he always remember. We must continue to press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14). We must always have faith and hold on to God’s promise and be patient, like Abraham (Genesis 15:6; Galatians 3:6).
In Hebrews 6:13-20, we can trust God that he will keep the promises he made because he is a faithful God. God never tell lie like men (Numbers 23:19). Whenever you face a problem, you can commit your problem to God and let him help you (Matthew 11:28). The cities of refuge in the Old Testament (Numbers 35:6-34) only protect the people who unintentionally kill someone but the guilty can also come to Jesus and seek refuge in him (Psalm 91:2).