As I have often mentioned in this blog, my friend Frank and I have an agreement. We read the same chapter in God’s Word each day for a week and then drop each other a short email about what we have learned. We then move to the next chapter the next week. I describe our modest online Bible study here. You might want to try this with a friend or relative. Here are the books that Frank and I have covered over the last couple of years:
As we finish up our reading of the book of Hebrews, we are deciding which book to read next (the Gospel of John? the book of Psalms?). But there is much in this final chapter of Hebrews that I just have to go over with you. Let’s look at the first few verses:
The writer to the Hebrews has covered a lot of territory in the previous twelve chapters. Now he gets real practical. But notice how complimentary he is in these three verses:
“KEEP ON LOVING”– He is acknowledging their love for the brothers and sisters. But feels the need to challenge them to keep doing what they’re doing!
“DO NOT FORGET” — We often underestimate the power of hospitality. And the writer encourages his readers to show hospitality to strangers. They just might find themselves entertaining angels!
“CONTINUE TO REMEMBER” — Again, it seems the author is complimenting his readers. They had already remembered those in prison and those in suffering. But they are encouraged to keep doing so.
Today’s Challenge: As you examine your life, what would you say you are doing right? Keep on doing that — to the glory of God!