1 Samuel 6: 10-18…. The Ark is returned.

Following on from yesterday’s reading….The men did so, and took two milk cows and yoked them to the cart and shut up their calves at home. And they put the ark of the LORD on the cart and the box with the golden mice and the images of their tumours. And the cows went straightContinue reading “1 Samuel 6: 10-18…. The Ark is returned.”

Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened byContinue reading “Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.”

Hebrews 11: 32-40… The list goes on.

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out ofContinue reading “Hebrews 11: 32-40… The list goes on.”

Hebrews 11: 17-22… A huge test for Abraham.

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figurativelyContinue reading “Hebrews 11: 17-22… A huge test for Abraham.”

Hebrews 10: 1-7…Reality v Shadow.

For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having onceContinue reading “Hebrews 10: 1-7…Reality v Shadow.”

1 Samuel 2: 12-21….Bad men chastised; Hannah blessed.

Now the sons of Eli were worthless men. They did not know the LORD. The custom of the priests with the people was that when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come, while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand, and he would thrust it into the pan orContinue reading “1 Samuel 2: 12-21….Bad men chastised; Hannah blessed.”

Hebrews 9: 11-15….Comparisons

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by meansContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 11-15….Comparisons”

Hebrews 9: 1-10…. A look at the past.

Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most HolyContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 1-10…. A look at the past.”

Hebrews 7: 11-19….Levitical priests superseded by Jesus

Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood, there isContinue reading “Hebrews 7: 11-19….Levitical priests superseded by Jesus”