Today as I was studying through the book of John I took a little detour to Hebrews. This book is so great. In my study Bible it states that the purpose of this book is, "To present the sufficiency and superiority of Christ." Boy does it ever! I just thought I'd share with you a few of my favorite verses. These thirteen chapters are full of words and promises that are so encouraging.
"The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven." 1:3
"But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone." 2:9
"For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." 4:12
So often I don't realize what a privilege having the freedom to read, study, and memorize God's Word really is.
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sing. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." 4:15-16
I am so thankful that Christ understands everything that I go through and all that I will go through. What an amazing example to know that He experienced it all and still never sinned.
"..but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need--one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens." 7:24-26
"And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." 10:10
"...let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching." 10:22-25
Love these verses!!
"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." 11:1
I pray that I will have this type of faith.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." 12:1-2
These are my life verses!
Hope these were encouraging! May we all strive to fix our eyes on Jesus and run with perseverance this week! Have a good week friends!