And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.- (Hebrews 11:6)
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen. (Hebrews 11:27)
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1-3)
“MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,
NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;
FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES,
AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” (Hebrews 12:6)
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but Hedisciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. (Hebrews 12:10-11)
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…