Day25

Hebrews

from the This Is the New Testament reading plan


Hebrews 10:19-25, Hebrews 10:32-39, Hebrews 12:1-13, Job 5:17-18, Proverbs 3:11-12, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Philippians 3:12-21

BY She Reads Truth

We’re over halfway through This Is the New Testament, our thematic overview of the New Testament. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we’ll finish our look at the Pauline Epistles and begin the General Epistles. 

What Is Hebrews? Written by an unknown author, the book of Hebrews explores the majesty and supremacy of Jesus over all things. It connects Israel’s rich history and the Pentateuch to the work of Jesus, our High Priest. Hebrews details how Jesus is the fulfillment of the law and all of God’s promises in the Old Testament.

How Hebrews Fits Into the Story: Hebrews ties Old Testament history and practices to the life and ministry of Jesus more than any other book in the New Testament. Just as Jesus taught that the Old Testament has been fulfilled in Him, Hebrews shows how the old covenant was fulfilled and the new covenant has been extended to us in Him. This glorious future, secured for us in Christ Jesus, gives us a reason to endure in the faith.

Reflection Questions: 
1. What “race” do you think the author is referring to in Hebrews 12:1–2? How do you keep your eyes on Jesus as you “run”?
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments

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40 thoughts on "Hebrews"

  1. Brandy Deruso says:

    Lord I worship you for you are good!

  2. Elizabeth Hilton says:

    1. What “race” do you think the author is referring to in Hebrews 12:1–2? How do you keep your eyes on Jesus as you “run”?

    I think the author is just referring to the race of life; the Christian life. I think they refer to it as a “race,” due to the amount of endurance they knew it would require to remain faithful and in belief, and the fact that believers are “running” towards, or pursuing a common goal; the crown of righteousness and eternal life with our Savior and Creator. The author knew that choosing to follow Jesus would not mean the elimination of suffering or ease of life, but for many (especially in that time period), would actually bring upon more persecution and trials. We can keep our eyes on Jesus as we “run,” by turning to His words and teachings daily, by practicing gratitude, and by living and loving as best we can, the way He would. In doing all of these things daily we are keeping our eyes on the ways above, instead of allowing ourselves to be distracted or deterred by the enemy and his earthly ways.

    2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

    It serves as a reminder that this calling will not be easy; it is described to us in many books of the bible as a race, or challenge, or a period of suffering. We have to remember what the word, “redemption” means: “the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil.” There is evil in this word that we are called to flee from, and we have been promised a rescue from it all should we remain faithful. Fixing our eyes on this truth and moving towards the finish line, the relief and salvation from sin and evil in this world, is not described as an easy feat.

  3. Shannon Luedtke says:

    Love this!!!

  4. Nicole Stiles says:

    I think the race is our Christian life and the prize is our eternity in heaven. The world we live in makes the “race” weary at times, but these verses remind us to look to Jesus as our inspiration and motivation to keep running. Even if we feel like giving up, He never will.

  5. Sarah Miller says:

    I think the race is this journey we walk until we get to heaven. And it’s easy to get overcome by the hard. But time and time again scripture encourages us to lean in through the hard and embrace what God is doing in our lives. Knowing there will be purpose and ultimately victory. These scriptures beautifully show that thread.

  6. Melissa Mcronney says:

    Amen

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