Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14th: Hebrews 5-8 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Hebrews 5-8

Like many of the posts done lately, I too felt like there was much to discuss and write about in these chapters today. Here are a few things that caught my attention:

Hebrews 6:19-20
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,  where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

One thing I found interesting was the use of the word "hope" in verse 19. We do have a hope, but believe it to be sure, though we have to use this word for now, until Christ comes. All true evidence points to our faith being true, and we will continue to live with confidence in that hope until our time is up.

Hebrews 8:13
By calling this covenant “ new ,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.

This verse reminded me of what Christmas really is about, the coming to earth of God's only son and the change to history that it brought. Things would never be the same again for the people of that time, and would continue to this day. We have a chance to ask for forgiveness, and for God to live in our hearts, and to follow Him. I pray for wisdom, guidance, and courage to live like He wants, and to pass this incredible gift on to others.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Hebrews 9-11

1 comment:

Tammy said...

I love that verse about this hope being an anchor for our soul. Indeed, we are so confident in this hope that we stake our soul on it!