Today as I was working, I was struck dumb as I realized my lack of discipline when it comes to memorizing verses of the Bible- I was trying hard to recite, in my head, a few verses of the beginning of Hebrews 1 because I needed encouragement, and the only thing I had was a vague image of those verses. How frustrating is that ! I thought, therefore, that it would be a good idea to start gathering things of the Scripture in this new category, “His words in my heart”, to pinpoint those parts I need the most.
Christ in Hebrews chapter 1
- Heir of all things
- Through whom the world was made
- The radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature
- He who upholds all things by the word of His power.
- He made purification of sins
- He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high
- He has inherited a more excellent name than the angels
- He has loved righteousness and hated lawlessness
- The heavens are the work of His hands
- He will remain
- His years will never come to an end
- He was made for a little while lower than the angels
- Because of the suffering of death He was crowned with glory and honor
- by the grace of God He tasted death for everyone.
- for Him are all things, and through Him are all things,
- Through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil
- and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
- He was made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God
- For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted
- He is the Apostle and High Priest of our confession
- He was faithful to Him who appointed Him
- He has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses
- Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
- He is the great high priest who has passed through the heavens
- We do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses…
- …But One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin
- Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest
- In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death
- Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
- He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
To be continued…