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Some Musings on Hebrews 13 (Part 6)

03 Oct

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.

We are finishing up our reading of the book of Hebrews. And there is much in this final chapter that I just have to go over with you. Let’s look at the next several verses:

What “carries you away”? Anything? We fool ourselves if we think we are immune to being overly influenced by our culture or unbiblically captivated by current opinion. The command is clear: “Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings.”

And the writer takes a shot at those (presumably Jews) who think that one can grow in grace by eating certain foods. No. Our hearts are to be strengthened by grace. He also seems to acknowledge the superiority of the new covenant when he says that “we have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.”

Today’s Challenge: Strange teachings abound — and wait to carry away the follower of Jesus. Get your heart strengthened by grace — and feast on His saving mercy!

 
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