Some background on this important book.
We are running a race, and all of us who belong to Christ can finish the race with a victory, because he already won.
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The sacrifice of all sacrifices.
Do the details mean a real, physical temple?
A twelve square mile temple???
What’s up with this Melchizedek guy?
“Then they will know that I am the Lord.” Why does God put so much emphasis on this?
I am amazed and humbled that God cares about me, but it is only because He sees me through the lens of the sacrifice of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Have you heard the phrase, “To whom much is given, much is required”? It’s based on Luke 12:48. Chapter 34 in today’s reading was in the same vein. God told the shepherds of Israel that they had forsaken their responsibility to care for the people of Israel. Who are these shepherds? They are the priests and Levites, the princes and judges, and the kings.
Friends, when we are responsible for the protection and well-being of someone else, whether one person or a group of people, that burden is given to us by God Himself. And if we are not faithful in fulfilling the responsibilities that go along with that burden, we are held accountable.
It’s one thing if we don’t take care of ourselves, but it is entirely different if we don’t protect those who are in our care.