We are nearing the end of our journey through the book of Hebrews with three more chapters to go. We will continue to be focused on the purpose of this blog as we continue to use it in helping us to apply His Word in our life. I’ve found it to be a great tool in my journey through the Bible and you, my readers are keeping me accountable to daily Bible reading and study.
We live in a busy world with busy schedules and being able to share some thoughts about this journey with others across this world through the Internet is truly a blessing. Questions for Reflection will stimulate thought and offer ideas for applying biblical principles at work, at home, and in all we do.
Here is a link to all the devotionals done so far
Index of devotionals
Anyone can join in as we journey together.
Also, the concepts presented in God’s Perfect Timing offer ideas for using our time wisely and the lessons of God’s Plan for Us gives a method towards making an impact in the world in which we live.
The reading plan below will be used to hold me accountable to sharing about God’s word. As I share about my study of the book of Leviticus over the next few weeks, it’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Christ as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day amazing!
Questions for Reflection
What characteristics of the Old Testament sacrifices indicate they are only preparatory? How does Christ’s obedience supersede sacrifices and offerings? What is the result of Christ’s sacrifice for you?
What is similar about the sanctuary curtain and Christ? What will happen to Christ’s enemies? What is the unique promise of the new covenant? Through what creative ways can you make love and good works a part of your life?
What is the great need for the Hebrew Christians? What is the plight of the Hebrews if they shrink back? What is your plight if you throw away your confidence in Jesus Christ? How can you prevent that plight?
How are faith and hope connected? How are faith and reality connected? Who are some people listed in this passage that exemplified faith? In what areas and circumstances is God now asking for your faith? With what results?
What are the attitudes of the people to whom God made promises? What is God’s attitude toward these people? How will your identification with Christ and faith in God’s promises affect the choices now and in the future?
How are faith and action related? What unity do you have with Old Testament believers? How does this unity affect your daily living (See 12:1)?
What can you do today to throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles? Why is discipline beneficial to you? What attitudes show that you are accepting the challenge of God’s discipline?
What are the commands the author gives? How did people in the past approach God? How do people meet with God today? How should we respond to the assistance we all have in fulfilling our life purpose?
Hebrews 12:25 through 13:8
What characteristics of the new kingdom are given here? What are the actions and qualities which the author urges? How does the understanding of God in 12:25-29 lead to these actions and qualities? How do you implement them into your daily living?
What truths does the author claim? To what extent do you identify with Christ? What are the suitable sacrifices and offerings to God? In what ways will you make them today?
Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of the questions above. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
Resources and Supplementary Helps Used in Posts
Adeney, Carol. This Morning with God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1978. Print.
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Nicholes, Lou. “Recent Commentaries.” Family-Times.net – Devotional Commentary Index. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.family-times.net/commentary/>.
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“BibleGateway.” BibleGateway.com: A Searchable Online Bible in over 150 Versions and 50 Languages. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://www.biblegateway.com/>.
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