My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Friday, December 28, 2007

Hebrews 4

Absolutely uncertain

Summary:
We have not only the gospel, but now we have faith, and can't enter God's ultimate Sabbath. He said we'd never enter this rest, but here we are! That later day God was waiting for.

God's word cuts like a knife. You can't hide.

Remember we can associate with our high priest, because he also suffered like us.

Key verse:
12. For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

My thoughts:
This is just a cool key verse. The word of God is not simply the sum of it's ink and meaning.

But in the midst of this, we have a very interesting case of hermeneutics! Here is a quote from this chapter "in the passage above he says, 'They shall never enter my rest.' It still remains that some will enter that rest". I constantly find the Bible taking it's own absolutes as not quite absolutes. To me this indicates not that the Bible is just talking a bunch of crap but that many things which might appear as absolutes to our Western minds were not considered to be so at the time.

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