Nearly finishing up Hebrews today – can you believe it? 🙂 One more chapter to go, and it’s another book down! You are doing GREAT – nearly done with our year-long commitment to the Bible! Please read Hebrews 11 and 12 today. Come on back and let’s visit- what’s your highlight today?
The “Hebrews Hall of Fame” in chapter 11 is familiar territory to us! It hasn’t even been a year since we spent time with these saints, reading their histories and ours in the Word. The impact of their obedience is literally immeasurable.
“After all, your fight against sin has not yet meant the shedding of blood, and you have perhaps lost sight of that piece of advice which reminds you of our sonship in God: ‘My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by him; for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives’. “Hebrews 12:4-6 Phillips
“After all, your fight against sin has not meant the shedding of blood” – short of that, how can we stop? Jesus paid the ultimate price for us. Going on to verses 5 and 6: our trials are not a punishment, please do not misunderstand. Jesus loves us so!
I relate Hebrews 12:25 to Deuteronomy 5 – God does desire for us to hear His voice.