One of the benefits of studying a book in the Bible as a whole piece is the ability to see its themes and aim. #BookofHebrews #Hebrews12 #Esau
When everything around us is shaking, we hang on to the truth that you and I are in a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
The flow of Hebrews, then, so far, is to begin with Jesus and our right response, then to examine our need. Having pointed to Jesus as both fully God and also fully human, as uniquely able to pull off a God-sized rescue of all creation and also meet you and me right where we are, the writer would now address three great needs he saw among his readers, the Jewish believers.
Healing means saying yes to God, trusting God, taking that next step with God, knowing it will be hard, but it will also be good.
Angels are sent by God to carry out God’s purposes. But angels’ work for God cannot be compared to Christ’s perfect work on the cross. Jesus is superior because He is God the Son, He alone can save, and be called the Savior.
Having now established the supremacy of Christ, the writer turned his attention to those mysterious celestial beings, the angels.
The church spent centuries trying to understand Who Jesus is, for what Jesus did and does has to be understood in the framework of His identity.
Jesus is the hope for all people, the one in whom are all the hopes of the world.