Thursday, November 10, 2011

Scriptures I read today that impacted my heart from Hebrews 2

V1: So we must listen carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it. **This implies to me that we must CONTINUALLY hear the TRUTH or we will drift away. This supports the importance of being under a Godly teaching and preaching. We will never outgrow or mature enough in our faith to not need to hear TRUTH spoken regularly.

V4: And God verified the message (of salvation) by signs, miracles, and by giving gifts of the Holy Spirit whenever he chose to do so. **Miracles were not for attention, but to reinforce the power and activeness and reality of Christ.

V9b: Yes, by God's grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone in all the world. ***THANK YOU JESUS!

V10b: Through the suffering of Jesus, God made him a perfect leader, one fit to bring them into their salvation. ***God made Jesus the perfect one to bring salvation to the world. This is why Jesus is worthy to be praised.

v11: So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters. ***When we become one with Christ, we share in all that is His..and that includes his Father.

v:17 Therefore, it was necessary for Jesus to be in every aspect like us, his brothers and sisters, so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. He could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. **Because Jesus was perfect, he qualified as the only acceptable sacrifice to pay the price for the sins of the world. He was the only one who could have done that. I also love how this verse reminds us that Jesus is Merciful and Faithful, two attributes I need Jesus to be daily.

V18: Since he himself has gone through suffering and temptation, he is able to help us when we are tempted. ***I love that I serve someone who understands and can identify with every struggle I've ever encountered. He has faced the same trials as I have, yet has overcome. He knows how to get me through, because he's walked this same path.

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