We don't know who wrote the Book of Hebrews. It's doubtful it was written by Paul because the language, vocabulary and style differ from Paul's genuine letters.
The Book of Hebrews points us to Christ and renews our perspective when sometimes we just want to throw in the towel and give up. It is like a light to help struggling Christians see Jesus clearly.
The Son radiates God's own glory and expresses the very character of God.
The writer warns us about drifting away from God.
Because we are flesh and blood, Jesus became flesh and blood, also....because only as a human could He die....and only by dying could He break the power of the devil!!!
Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.
For the word of God is alive and powerful....it exposes our innermost desires.
Jesus understands our weaknesses because He faced all of the same testings that we go thru....yet....
HE DID NOT SIN!!!
It is impossible for God to lie!!!
....We who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.
Jesus is our eternal High Priest.
The chest called the Ark of the Covenant contained a gold jar containing manna, Aaron's staff that sprouted leaves, and the stone tablets of the covenant.
But our High Priest (Jesus) offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God's right hand.
.....for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers for some who have done this have entertained angles without realizing it.
...."I will never fail you.
I will never abandon you."
For this world is not our permanent home;
we are looking forward to a home yet to come.
I'm so glad this isn't my permanent home....with all it's trials and problems and hurts!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!
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