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



Saturday, January 05, 2008

Hebrews 12

My head hurts

Summary:
Everyone's watching us, so be good. Go for Jesus. Don't underestimate how much I am expecting you to avoid sin. Jesus had to go to death to avoid sin.

God is disciplining you because you are his children. If he didn't, then you wouldn't be his children. It hurts now, but it's got a purpose.

Be holy, or else people won't want to know Jesus. You haven't come to a scary judgemental place, but to a place to praise and to the righteous and to Jesus.

Don't ignore God. Remember he's going to shake everything up once more, and anything temporary (ie. this earth) will be gone forever. We will inherit the unshakeable heaven.

Key verses:
1-2. Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

My thoughts:
Oh my goodness... this chapter is way too much for me at the moment. I had to read some of those sentences 7 or 8 times.

So yea... discipline is good. Be holy so other people are attracted to Jesus.

Anyway, this chapter makes a pretty cool promise of where we end up. In the unshakeable heaven.

It is implied here that God didn't create heaven. Which is curious... Heaven isn't included among 'created things'.

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