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

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Hebrews 10


The old law was just a shadow. It was a reminder of the reality, but it didn't actually save from sin. There's heaps of verses showing how the sacrifices are not the ultimate goal. Other priests go in and out day by day for sacrifices, but Jesus just did it once and now sits next to God.

So now we can go into the Most Holy Place. We have to live following Jesus now, and keep meeting together. To continue sinning rejects the only true sacrifice, with dire consequences.

Don't stop your confidence, and willingness to stand in persecution.

Key verse:
25. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another

My thoughts:
So this verse is pretty fun to use against my anti-church Christian mate. It's not really a strong argument, but it's fun to pull it out!

There is certainly an implication here, and somewhat uniquely in Hebrews, that if you carry of in sin/reject God after following him then there is no hope for you. I don't think this is so much a statement that any post-conversion sin will destroy you, rather just knowing that God isn't someone who you can constantly re-run away from!


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