Musings - The Book of Hebrews (1)
by, Mar 14th 2009 at 10:24 PM (363 Views)
This afternoon, I decided to read through the book of Hebrews. Well, I began in chapter three and read through until the end of chapter ten. Quite illogical, but once again I was struck by the depth and richness of the book of Hebrews. I love how the author speaks of entering God's rest, of the priesthood in the order of Melchizedek being better than that of the order of Levi, of a better ministry in Christ, of the earthy tabernacle being a mere picture of the heavenly tabernacle, of the awesome nature of God. I cannot even begin to put into words how reading the Word of God blesses me - it strengthens my spirit in a way I cannot explain, invigorates me spiritually.
Here are just a few verses that encouraged, amazed, and blessed me.
4:9 and 11 - There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God...let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest...
I love how this talks about rest. There is a place of rest with God, a place of resting from our works through faith in Christ. I love how we're encouraged to be diligent to enter that rest.
5:9 - And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.
The word 'source' in that verse just struck me. I mean, it's obvious that Jesus is the source of our salvation...but I just could help but marvel at the implications of that. Everything pertaining to salvation and life originates in Christ, just like Colossians states that "all treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Christ". To know that everything is found in Christ...wow, it just blows me away.
To be continued...