Hebrews 12:27 What Remains

Hebrews 12:27 (KJV)
And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

I have in my mind right now the sieve and old farmer might have used to sift the chaff from the grain. Or, a similar method with a different product, the pan a miner might use to separate the gold from the rocks and debris. In either case, the lesser, lighter thing is removed by the process of shaking. The heavier, more valuable item is left behind and remains.

God uses this analogy to describe His removal of all that is frivolous and without value. Like the chastening of a child, God works to refine in us and what is around us, the wheat and the gold. 

The shaking process often seems violent. We tremble at the thought of the removal of:

  • Our material goods
  • Our earthly home
  • Our mortal life

But what remains once those are gone is the matter of real worth.

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Hebrews 12:27 What Remains

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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