Esau Denied Repentance – John Brown of Haddington – Christian Audio Books
Esau Denied Repentance – John Brown of Haddington – Christian Audio Books Hebrews 12:15-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; 16 that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. 17 For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.
From John Brown’s Commentary on Hebrews: “Though the perseverance of the saints is certain, let us never forget that it is the perseverance of saints that is thus certain. Many who seem to others to be saints, who seem to themselves to be saints, do ‘fall away.’ And let us recollect that the perseverance of the saints referred to is their perseverance not only in a safe state but in a holy course of disposition and conduct ; and no saint behaving like a sinner can legitimately enjoy the comfort which the doctrine of perseverance is fitted and intended to communicate to every saint, acting like a saint,’in a patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, honor, and immortality.'”