Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Epistle to the Hebrews
Biblical Belief Bible Verses
Christian Belief in the Bible
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our very intriguing and thought provoking Biblical Belief Bible
verses study taking an in depth look into Christian Belief in the
Bible. The absolutely awesome message will truly bring a smile to the
lips and heart and shine the LIGHT of Truth upon your be-YOU-tiful
Christian walk path.
Biblical Belief Bible Verses Explained
Christian Belief in the Bible Quest
Great to be back with you again with more Daily Bread to share! Now
that Paul has shown the Hebrews how Jesus
is above Angels, he
moves on to showing them that Christ is to be more highly esteemed
than Moses. The Hebrews had the ultimate respect for Moses, through
whom God gave them the law, but Paul tries to get them to understand
that respect for Jesus is even more deserved because through Jesus,
God gave them
Paul tells them to think of Jesus as the High Priest of their faith,
who was faithful to God, like Moses was.
Hungry for a little Daily Bread Crumb? We had this one before, but
let's refresh our memories. What is this "house" that Paul is talking
about? Many times in the Bible, the word house is referring to a
family including ancestors, descendants, and kindred.
Biblical Belief Bible Verses Hope
Christian Belief in the Bible Vows
Paul goes a step further with this. He explains that Jesus deserves
more glory than Moses because the builder of the house has more honor
than the house itself. And since Jesus being a part of the Trinity
(part of God) is the builder (of all things), He should get your
Moses was a faithful servant working in God's house, but he was only
a servant appointed to demonstrate things that would happen in the
future. But Christ, God's faithful Son, is in total control of God's
house. And we Christians are God's house ... He lives in us, if we
keep up our faith, joy and trust in Him firm to the end.
Remember at the beginning of the last chapter, Paul told the Hebrews,
you shouldn't forget the things you heard, or you may drift away from
them. They may slip away from your memory. Now he urges them, Learn
from your ancestors mistakes. He reminds them of a Psalm that David
wrote, encouraging them to open their hearts and listen for God's
voice today. Recognize His ways today.
Biblical Belief Bible Verses Truth
Christian Belief in the Bible Facts
You know Paul by now, how passionate he is about the scriptures. You can almost picture him writing this to his fellow Hebrews ... probably wanting to grab them by the collars and shake them a little bit because it is so plain in front of their faces. So he says, Didn't you hear what the Holy Spirit said ... You can hear His voice Today ... If you will only listen. This is the Psalm he was quoting in Verse 7-11:
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear His voice,
8 Harden not your heart [don't rebel], as in the
provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
10 Forty years long was I grieved [angry] with this
generation, and said, It is a people that do err [go astray] in their
heart, and they have not known my ways:
11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath [anger] that they should
not enter into my rest.
Biblical Belief Bible Verses Meaning
Christian Belief in the Bible Quotes
What is His rest? Paul goes into explaining that in the next chapter,
but let's look at something else from this scripture. Can you feel
the emotion in God's words here? There are different kinds of grief,
and this is the grief of a broken heart. It's similar to the way He
felt with people just before He sent the great flood. Disappointment,
regret, sadness. Imagine being David getting this message from the
Spirit: I showed them my might and my power and my magnificence
for forty years, and they still don't even know me.
In Paul's tender heart, even though he is the Apostle to the
Gentiles, the Hebrews are his relatives. He wants salvation and joy
for them too. So he tells them, listen closely, be careful that none
of you allows yourself to have an evil heart of unbelief and turns
away from the living God. But encourage each another daily,
while there is still time so none of you becomes smitten by the
deceitfulness of sin. And keep the same kind of enthusiasm for your
Faith that you had when it was new.
Biblical Belief Bible Verses and You
Christian Belief in the Bible Today
Generally, when something is new to people, they're excited about it,
they're passionate, they're determined. But as time goes on, their
interest begins to wane. Paul says, Don't let that happen. Don't
fizzle out. Stay enthusiastic. Keep your confidence, your boldness,
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear His voice,
harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not
all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not
with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into
his rest, but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of
Biblical Belief Bible Verses Summary
Christian Belief in the Bible Conclusion
In the days of the Old Testament, those who wouldn't listen to the
Word that was delivered by Moses, were destroyed in the wilderness.
They didn't believe in the Promised Land, so they weren't allowed to
enter in. In today's world, the days of the New Testament, the Word
was delivered by Jesus Himself as Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1
and 1:14) ... The Promised Land is now everlasting life with Him.
How do you get in? Belief in Him, belief in the promise of eternal
life through salvation by His death!
In our next study, we'll open up Chapter 4 of Paul's letter to the
Hebrews and find out more about entering into God's rest, right here
at Daily Bread. Don't miss it!
Click the links below to learn of life after death for Christians:
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare