Insights on Today's Reading
Hebrews 1 - The book of Hebrews has several focuses. First, that Jesus Christ is better, better than angels, chapter one for instance. The book was also written to encourage "hesitating Jews" from come to full faith in Jesus Christ and not linger on the doorstep of faith. The book was also written to believers to grow in their faith and trust of Christ. Chapter one focuses on Jesus as the primary "Voice" of God, verses 1,2. He far exceeds the angels in superiority.
Hebrews 2 - Those that hear the "great salvation", verse 3, are encouraged not to hesitate to believe. Jesus Christ is seen as the One who partook of death that he might "destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil" verse 14. Christ was made like us to understand us and is, therefore able to "aid those who are tempted" verse 18.
Hebrews 3 - Though Moses was a great personage in the Old Testament, Jesus is seen as One who is "worthy of more glory than Moses" verse 3. Several times in this book the Jews are warned not to put off believing in Christ as seen here in verse 12. The writer warns that "unbelief" will keep many from enjoying the promises of God, verse 19.
Hebrews 4 - The writer speaks of a "rest" for the people of God, verse 1 and 9. Those who trust Christ receive that rest and no longer have to strive to please God, verse10. The Bible is seen as "living and powerful, and sharper than a two-edged sword" verse 12. Christ is our High Priest who suffered and can help those who also suffer, verse 15. Believers are encouraged to "come boldly to the throne of grace" to "obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" verse 16.
Hebrews 5 - Christ came after the "order of Melchizedek" verse 6. The writer rebuked his readers for not being mature enough to understand the "solid food" regarding this Old Testament personality.
Hebrews 6 - This chapter speaks of those who had great privileges offered to them to turn to Christ, verses 1-5 but turned away from the truth and would suffer for that, verses 1-6. Those that turn to the Lord are not forgotten by God, verse 10, but have an "anchor of the soul" in the person of Jesus, their High Priest, verses 18-20.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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