Hebrews

What is the Book of Hebrews about?  The Book of Hebrews is the book of great connections.   It is addressed to the Jewish people and explains how Jesus fulfilled their Law.  Who could better understand Christ’s sacrifice as the Lamb of God than those who for generations had sacrificed lambs for their sins?  Who could better understand Jesus’ role as High Priest than those who depended on high priests for centuries to represent God?

Chapter 1-3 explain how Jesus fit into the scheme of things.  Here, it is made clear that Jesus was God Himself, not an angel or a prophet or anything else.

Chapters 4-10 talk about how Jesus was the complete fulfillment of the Jewish system of worship.  He was the ultimate High Priest.  He was the final sacrifice.  He made a new and better covenant with all people.  He established his sanctuary in the hearts of people.

Chapters 11-13 proved that it was never the Law that made people right with God.  The Law did not save Noah, Moses or any other OT heroes.  What made them right with God was always their faith.

So, now that you have an introduction to Hebrews and an idea of what it is about, where does that leave you?  The fact that you are reading this blog and reading the Book of Hebrews says that God has something in there that He wants you to hear.  I don’t know what that is, but he does and you will.  Is your heart ready to receive what God wants to tell you?  Is your heart open to this or is your heart hardened by life?

The Book of Hebrews pleads for us to not be fooled by the trickery of evil.  Evil will trick us into thinking crazy and wrong ways and lead us away from God, while hardening our hearts.  Think about it, if you do something that you know if wrong, the last thing you want to hear is someone telling you that you messed up.  So, you avoid it so you don’t have to hear it.  You don’t want to feel guilty.

We need to listen to God’s voice and act on what we hear.  Here are some things you can do to open your heart to listening to God.

  • Read your Bible.
  • Listen to your conscience, don’t ignore it.
  • Make a positive change.

Who is ready to begin opening up their heart to God?

Wednesday – Hebrews 7
Thursday – Chapter 8
Friday – Chapter 9
Saturday – Chapter 10
Sunday – Chapter 11
Monday – Reflection
Tuesday – Reflection

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One thought on “Hebrews

  1. Stephanie says:

    So true, Erin. We need to listen for God’s voice and act on what he is telling us to do, not what the world is telling us to do. A challenge for me as I find some days there are a lot of voices all trying to get my attention. But I am determined to listen only to God’s.

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