Tag Archive for: Hebrews

Anchor of Hope

When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, ‘I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.’  And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” (Hebrews 6:13-19)

I was reading Hebrews today and some thing struck me about this passage of scripture. God never gives up on us. When He says He will do something, He means it. This shows me a few things about who God is and challenges me to become more like His Son in every way possible. Here is what I have found:

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Eyes of Faith

If you look at your storm and only see obstacles you will have many to overcome. But if you look at your storm and see possibilities, then you give your mind an opportunity to function within the scope of Gods reality!

The Good Shepherd

Do you know that there are over 100 names and titles for Jesus in the Bible?  Do you fully grasp all that Jesus came to be for you?  Let’s take a look at His many attributes and the names that describe Him.  I pray you find comfort in the One who came to die for you.

1.  Jesus is a Shepherd

Jesus came to care for the lost sheep.  That’s you and I.  He came to be the Shepherd, the One to guide us gently back into the flock.  He will never force you to be a part of the flock of sheep.  But I promise you, the only place you are safe is under His care.

“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me– just as the Father knows me and I know the Father–and I lay down my life for the sheep.”  ~John 10:14-15

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Ooze with God’s Love

Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one [the only God]!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and with all your soul and with all your strength [your entire being]. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5, AMP)

I want to take 30 days to study what it means to “Love God with all my heart, soul, and strength”.  I want to find out where my life is honoring God in this command and where I’m lacking.  By the end of 30 days, I want to have a greater love for God.  I want to truly understand the sacrifice His Son made on my behalf and appreciate it.

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The Powerful Name of Jesus

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23, AMP)

Have you noticed that the name of Jesus isn’t used as much as the name of God?  I find in many conversations that I talk a lot about God and I hear a lot about Him.  But the mention of Jesus is rare.  Oh sure, I hear about Him and talk about Him during Easter and Christmas.  Who doesn’t?  But that name, that name that will cause every knee to bow… isn’t always on the tip of my tongue!  Why is that?

Honestly, I think that Satan is trying to silence us because he knows the power that exists in the name of Jesus.  He sees that power and it terrifies him.

Sometimes we see people cower from the name of Jesus, people disengage from conversation when we use His name, some people simply walk away, and still others are harsh when we talk about Jesus.  The name of Jesus stirs up controversy.  Have you seen it? I certainly have.

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