Hebrews Four-Five

2 thoughts on “Hebrews Four-Five”

  1. Joshua,
    I love how you explained this! It is good for those of us who have grown in the Lord to remember from where we came. “To whom much is given, much will be required.” The analogy used is a good thing to ponder and never forget, many of us were once in the “shallow end,” and there are many still there.

    Kayla,
    Yes, “Christ is greater.” I think we in America, especially, forget this during our day of being stressed over things that really in the end do not matter. Oh that this would be CONTINUALLY stamped on my mind.

    David and Linda,
    Oh that I would also CONTINUALLY consider His sufferings and how only Christ is able to help. Therefore, why would I not want to only trust in Him? After all, I know the theology. Oh that I would take any theology that I think I know and submit it to Him. For everything good comes from Him, for which without nothing would I have. Oh that our knowledge would move to continual trust, hope, strength and rest in Christ alone.

    Sebastian,
    Amen and I agree. Wonderful brother.

    *By the way, Sebastian is praying to come to the states and Canada this year. If you are interested in learning more, contact him.

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    1. Just a couple of thoughts. First, the emphasis on ‘rest’. It struck me that our normal every day need for rest comes only after we have done something, worked hard at some task, exerted ourselves for something. It seems like a lot of Christians in our country want to enter into ‘God’s rest’ by just sliding into it, with little to show of doing kingdom ‘work’.
      Secondly, 5:8 “He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.” I know I would like to avoid suffering. I also know that Christians in many countries consider suffering a natural part of the Christian life. I am reminded of a quote from a Middle Eastern pastor: “Don’t pray for protection; pray that I will understand what He is trying to teach me.” I readily admit that the best teaching from God has come in some of the lowest points in my life.
      An Egyptian believer also talks of what he has learned in suffering when he says, “We are in prayer for those persecutors who are killing us, that they may know the truth. I feel sorry for them and for those who are far from the Lord; they are really suffering.”

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