Heart disease is the number one killer in America, yet few people ever know they have it until it is too late. As Christians, the author of Hebrews warns us about developing spiritual heart disease and how we can stop it from happening.
We live in a generation of exhausted people. But the good news is that we are not the first to do so. God has been inviting mankind into His rest since the moment He finished creation. The question is whether we will enter that rest.
The word of God is alive and active! As we read the scripture, we find that it is also reading us. We find ourselves right in the crosshairs of God’s word. It shows us who God is and who we are in God’s plan.
Sometimes we don’t think that Christ can relate to us. But knowing that Christ is our high priest, that He can relate to us, and we find encouragement in Him.
We are given to fall in love with routine and organization in our lives. But when that bleeds into our relationship with God we sometimes think we have to work more in order to earn God’s love and forgiveness. But Jesus put all that away by putting our religion in it’s place…second place.
Maturity. A word that we want to apply to others but sometimes have a hard time applying to ourselves. The writer of Hebrews is astonished at how immature the listeners were in their spiritual life. So the question is: Are we mature?
As Christians, we know we need God’s grace, we think we understand it, and we love to talk about it. But sometimes we struggle with what it looks like to live in grace. If Jesus has taken care of everything, what’s left for us to do? That’s the question the author answers in Hebrews 10.
What is faith and what is faith not? If it is impossible to please God without faith, then this question is of utmost importance for us. The good news is the author of Hebrews lays it all out for us to follow.
What happens in our lives when we look through the eyes of faith? We inevitably must focus our gaze upward. When we fix our gaze on what is unseen, we begin to see that this world is not our home. We are aliens and strangers looking for a city who’s architect and builder is God.
Jesus is better, and because Jesus is better, we should fix our eyes on Him and no one else. As we live the life God has marked out for us, we must choose to lay aside everything that hinders us from living it as best as we can.