“…and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come,…”
Here are the remaining two categories that explain the ‘it is impossible’ of these three verses. All five are as one and are greatly connected together by the participation of the readers. The readers are Christians, and they have encountered these five things in a personal way. The Christians being addressed here have passed the point of no return in their journey to heaven. To stop now leaves them with no alternative.
- They have tasted the goodness of the Word. The word is sweet like honey. It is healing to the broken and dispirited. It brings salvation to the lost and hope to the desperate. If they should reject the Word, they have no other way. Peter pointed out that Jesus had the words of life.
- They have tasted the powers of the age to come. They have been exposed to the future. They know the outcome of this world, and they have a view of what God has in store for His people.
Task for Today: Are you feasting on the Word? If so, then you know what is in store for you as a faithful believer. You also know what is in store if you are not. If you have the first four, then you also have the fifth. Knowing about the powers yet to come, why would you not continue to walk in the way? Don’t give in to the world. Don’t give up your relationship with God. Today, maintain your position and move ever upward to grasp the hand of God.