Mo 4/29Tu 4/30We 5/1Th 5/2Fr 5/3Sa 5/4Su 5/5
Song of Sol. 4
Heb. 4
Song of Sol. 5
Heb. 5
Song of Sol. 6
Heb. 6
Song of Sol. 7
Heb. 7
Song of Sol. 8
Heb. 8
Isa. 1
Heb. 9
Isa. 2
Heb. 10

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

As you read Hebrews this week, meditate on the sufferings of Jesus Christ. Our Lord willingly came from His heavenly dwelling place to live in our earthly dwelling place. He even took on our human flesh and endured our bodily weakness. One of the most surprising ways He experienced this weakness was that He “learned obedience from the things which He suffered” (Heb. 5:8). In other words, through His human suffering, Jesus learned through experience what it was for us to obey God as creatures under God’s judgment. And because He as a man obeyed God perfectly, He blazed a trail through the wilderness of our suffering existence as men and women under God’s curse, into the very presence of God:

And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation.

Hebrews 5:91

Jesus opened a “new and living way” into God’s house through the sacrifice of His own flesh (Heb. 10:20), which cleanses us from all sin and makes us able to stand in the presence of God.

  1. In the next verse, the author of Hebrews says that Jesus is a “high priest according to the order of Melchizedek” (Heb. 5:10). You can read more about the significance of that comparison here. ↩︎

VERSES TO MEDITATE ON

Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
—Hebrews 10:19–22

HOW TO PRAY

  • Adoration – Praise Jesus for being a Great High Priest who cleanses His people from sin with the sacrifice of His own flesh.
  • Confession – Confess ways you have been unwilling or reluctant to suffer for Christ who suffered for you.
  • Thanksgiving – Thank Jesus for experiencing your human weakness: hunger, thirst, tiredness, persecution, and even death.
  • Supplication – Pray for an unbeliever you know to come to know Jesus and His forgiveness.

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This post by Alex McNeilly

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

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