Today’s Verse: Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: ~Hebrews 3:7-8 There is an English idiom that says, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” This means that getting used to the same thing can result in it becoming something that we lose interest in or enjoyment of. When I was in 3rd grade until 5th grade of elementary school, I made my own bag lunch every day.
Today’s Verse: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; ~Hebrews 1:11 A woman, after suffering many losses, went to a great doctor for sympathy. After being in his study for some time, she suddenly exclaimed, "I've got it! I've got it!" The surprised doctor immediately asked what she had gotten. Instead of answering directly, she pointed to a text over the mantelpiece, on which were the words "THOU REMAINEST," and said, "I see now t
Today’s Verse: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, ~Hebrews 12:1 I am a moderate runner. I enjoy the benefits of running. All serious runners know that any kind of running requires commitment, discipline, good eating, focus, and adequate rest. When running competitive races, it is imperative that a
Today’s Verse: By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. ~Hebrews 11:27 One of the great heroes of faith is Moses. Moses represents the law that was given to Israel. From a secular viewpoint, Moses was well-educated, trained, and positioned for royal success. However, God had far superior plans for him. Moses is included in Hebrews 11 because he had a faith that was pleasing to God. "By faith he forsook Egypt
Today’s Verse: By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. ~Hebrews 11:4 Hebrews 11 is the great chapter on faith. Some have referred to this monumental chapter as “The Hall of Faith.” Others have referred to it as “The Westminster Abbey of Faith Heroes.” It is a chapter that definitely inspires us about the faith of Old Testament bel
Today’s Verse: And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. ~Hebrews 9:22 Hebrews 9 is a monumental chapter of Scripture that teaches us about the vital requirement of the shed blood of an innocent victim for the sinner. It gives authentication of the requirement and acceptance of the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for every sinner. This morning, we consider the thought: “without the blood.” We see the antecedent.
Today’s Verse: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. ~Hebrews 7:24 One of the major themes of Hebrews is the eternality of our Lord Jesus Christ. As much as the Jews revered Abraham, Moses, and the long succession of the Aaronic priesthood, all of them were mortal men who lived and died. Our Lord Jesus Christ, by His own testimony, said, “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore.” We see that Jesus is unceasi
Today’s Verse: But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. ~Hebrews 6:9 A really good coach teaches, disciplines, and inspires. He patiently takes the time to help an individual achieve and excel in academics, artistry, sports, or a vocation. He is persuaded that his protégé can do more, go further, and attain new breakthroughs. Paul told believers who were struggling in their faith, “We are persuaded better
Today’s Verse: Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. ~Hebrews 4:1 In a basketball game where the score is very tight and it is in the final seconds, both teams know that coming up short on a basket opportunity will make or break their chance of winning. When we come short, we are lacking, missing, and incomplete. There are some things we want to be careful that we do not come short in to our
Today’s Verse: Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. ~Hebrews 3:12 Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, resulting in 1 in 4 deaths. Cardiomyopathy is the hardening and weakening of the heart muscles. If we have heart trouble, we might describe our condition as a bad heart. Paul wrote to the Hebrew believers about the importance of having a spiritually healthy heart. In this pa
Today’s Verse: For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. ~Hebrews 2:18 The longer we are saved and trust the Lord for everything in our life, the more we rest ourselves in the fact that there’s nobody like Jesus! Nobody cares for us like Jesus. Nobody loves us like Jesus. Nobody can help us like Jesus. The book of Hebrews was written to remind believers whose faith was under attack that there’s nobody like Jesus. We see t
Today’s Verse: There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. ~Hebrews 4:9 What comes to your mind when you think of the word rest? I think for some of us, rest brings to mind sleep, peace, cessation of busyness, recovery, replenishment, and removal. However, our mediation this morning is on the Christian rest. Let us see what it means to find our rest. We see the principle. The principle of rest takes us back to when Joshua led the children of Israel to possess the l
Today’s Verse: Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; ~Hebrews 1:3 I believe that the Apostle Paul was the human author of the book of Hebrews. His personality and style are seen throughout the book. In Hebrews, he does a masterful work of proving that Jesus Christ is the eternal, sinless Son of God.
Today’s Verse: Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, ~Hebrews 10:19 The blood atonement of Christ for our salvation is an essential aspect of the doctrine of salvation. Since the time Adam and Eve sinned, God has required the blood sacrifice and death of an innocent victim for sin. In the beginning, it was one lamb for every man. Then, it was one lamb for every household. Then, it became one lamb for the entire nation. However,
Today’s Verse: But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. ~Hebrews 11:16 I am thankful that the Lord has allowed me the privilege of traveling to several foreign countries to preach the gospel and see many people saved and many churches helped. It is a blessing to serve and fellowship with God’s people in other parts of the world. However, after a few days, I am ready t
Today’s Verse: Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. ~Hebrews 13:5 All-weather implies that something is capable to stand up against the different weather and seasonal changes of the year. It is unaffected by rain, moisture, sun, heat, humidity, and wind. This morning, we are considering a precious Bible promise that is applicable for any situation that we face in
Today’s Verse: Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ~Hebrews 12:12 The start of a new year is when we establish new goals. For many people, this includes physical and exercise goals to get in shape. We make changes to our diet, and we devote ourselves to a minimum number of minutes of exercise for better health. Our spiritual health must be considered as well. Paul gives us very practical and helpful advice to help us get in the best shape of our
Today’s Verse: By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. ~Hebrews 11:21 Jacob is one of the most colorful and intriguing characters of the Bible. His name means “supplanter” or “heel grabber.” In spite of having a reputation as a deceiver, he becomes a man of faith and is the progenitor of the twelve tribes of Israel. In Hebrews 11, there is only one verse that makes mention of him, but it is a ver
Today’s Verse: By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. ~Hebrews 11:27 Someone has aptly said, “The men who have moved this world were men the world could not move.” Moses was one of those men. Next to our Lord Jesus Christ, Moses may have been the second greatest leader to walk on Earth. In order to be a spiritual leader who was unquestionable, unconquerable, uncompromising, and unbelievable, he had to be a
Today’s Verse: Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright. ~Hebrews 12:16 What is the most expensive trade you have ever made? Sports teams will trade their players to other teams in the hope of getting one of more players in return that can give them greater depth and competitiveness. Sometimes, these trades are profitable, and sometimes, they are costly. This morning, let us see a gripping story about a trade tha