--and who then turn away from God. It is impossible to bring such people back to repentance; by rejecting the Son of God, they themselves are nailing him to the cross once again and holding him up to public shame.
For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.
So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. (Hebrews 6:6, 10, 18 NLT)
Verse 6 makes my heart ache. I can't even begin to imagine the pain it causes God -- to have someone knowingly reject Him...the thought of being the one to put the nails in...overwhelming.
The other verses give such hope...we have a refuge, we can have confidence...we have hope. Amen