Feb 6, 2019
Read the bible in one year. ( Exodus 39-40 ) ( Matthew 23:33-39 )
1. The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.
3. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
4. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,
5. because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6. If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
7. Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.
8. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
9. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.
10. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
11. Command and teach these things.
12. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
13. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.
14. Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
15. Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.
16. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
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11. We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.
12, In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
13 .Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
14. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Yesterday at 6:09 AM
1. Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness.
3. This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.
4. And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
5. In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,
“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.”
6. And he says in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”
7. During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
8. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered
9. and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him
10. and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Sunday at 6:33 AM
14. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
15. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
16. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Saturday at 6:03 AM
1. Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it
. 2, For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed.
3. Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said,
“So I declared on oath in my anger,
‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”
And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world.
4. For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.”
5. And again in the passage above he says, “They shall never enter my rest.”
6. Therefore since it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience,
7. God again set a certain day, calling it “Today.” This he did when a long time later he spoke through David, as in the passage already quoted:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts.”
8. For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day.
9. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;
10. for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his.
11. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.
12. For the word of God is alive 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.
13. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Friday at 5:50 AM
7. So, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
8. do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion,
during the time of testing in the wilderness,
9. where your ancestors tested and tried me,
though for forty years they saw what I did.
10. That is why I was angry with that generation;
I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray,
and they have not known my ways.’
11. So I declared on oath in my anger,
‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”
12. See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.
13. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
14. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end.
15. As has just been said:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion.”
16. Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt?
17. And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies perished in the wilderness?
18. And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed?
19. So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.
Thursday at 5:29 AM
1, Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest
. 2. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.
3. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself
. 4. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.
5. “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future
6. But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory.
Wednesday at 7:08 AM
1. We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.
2. For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment,
3. how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
4. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Jesus Made Fully Human
5. It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking.
6. But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
7. .You made them a little lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honor
8. and put everything under their feet.”,
In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.
9. But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10. In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.
11. Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.
12. He says,
“I will declare your name to my brothers and sisters;
in the assembly I will sing your praises.”
13. And again,
“I will put my trust in him.”
And again he says,
“Here am I, and the children God has given me.”
14. Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—
15. and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
16. For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants.
17. For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.
18. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.