“ARE YOU A PROFANE PERSON?”
The question you need to ask yourself is, “Am I a profane person?”
Four observations in connection with the profane who are among us.
1A. First, THE REVEALING OF THE PROFANE PERSON - Verse 14
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.”
2A. Next, THERE IS THE REMOVAL OF THE PROFANE PERSON - Verse 15
“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled.”
3A. Third, THE REALITY OF THE PROFANE PERSON - Verse 16
“Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.”
1B. First, there is the fornicator
2B. Then, there is Esau
4A. THE “REPENTANCE” OF THE PROFANE - Verse 17
“For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.”
1B. Esau was rejected by Isaac, you will be rejected by God
2B. Let me tell you why you are a profane professor. Your repentance was not real.
Two very simple things you can easily do if you really are a Christian, but which if you refuse to do will definitely show you to be an unsaved profane person.
1A. First, ATTEND EVERY SERVICE WITHOUT FAIL (1 Cor 4.2; Heb 10.25)
2A. Second, MAKE SURE YOU FAITHFULLY GIVE TITHES AND OFFERINGS (Pro 3.9)