If you and I were on fire for souls like that, how long would it be before we had a revival? Suppose … God falls and fills our hearts, a burning fire that will send us out all over the country, and across the water to China, Japan, India and Africa, to tell lost souls the way of salvation!
We now consider the “Loss of Rewards” view concerning Heb 6:4–6. Essentially, the Loss of Rewards view interprets the group in Heb 6:4–6 as referring to genuine believers who “fall away” in the sense of willful disobedience to God.
The problem with pseudo-thanksgiving is that the prayer becomes more about how we see ourselves — often in comparison with the “lesser” folks around us, and less about what God has done.
Another aspect of Thanksgiving relates to how we acknowledge when God answers a specific petition — when He intervenes in the face of our human brokenness and in situations beyond the scope of our normal everyday needs.
At the very center of living a life devoted to Christ lies the need to depend on God. As Christians, we know that all that we enjoy in life comes from the hand of our loving Heavenly Father.