Hebrews 13:1-6 -- Jesus Is Better #21 -- Jesus Made A Loving Family
The temple pulsated with life during Israel's feasts. When the people ascended to God’s holy house, the electricity was tangible. Worshippers left the quiet of their towns and villages to come together with all the ferocity they could muster. They were a people devoted to God. (20 Minutes/4000 Words)
Creeping, slowly and steadily, unbelief was ready to pounce on the early Jewish believers. They were, after all, outcasts in their culture, for their acceptance of Jesus as Messiah made them different, societal pariahs. So the author of Hebrews compared their generation to Moses'. (6 Minutes/1100 Words)
I am happy to share this archival post as a reflection on a topic that has been important to me. I hope you will enjoy either revisiting this topic with a new awareness or reading it for the first time with fresh eyes.
Hebrews 12:3-29 -- Jesus Is Better #20 -- Jesus Provides Better Training
The ancient Israelite approached God with blood sacrifice, for without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22). One offering, however, was different. The grain offering came not from Israel's flocks, but from their crops. (3 Minutes/450 Words)
Jesus Christ is currently in glory, in a dimension we refer to as "up there" or "heaven" or "God's throne room," but impossible for us to fathom. From that reality, he intermingles with ours, aiding us in daily life. The book of Hebrews thought of this help as Jesus' high priestly ministry. He can aid us in daily life because of his position at the right hand of God. (4 Minutes/800 Words)