See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a … Continue reading Disregard For The True Treasure
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 People who live in an atmosphere of constant conflict often lament, “Oh, if I could just have peace!” Made in the image of God, we crave … Continue reading Big Difference!
Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? But if you are without discipline—which all receive —then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, … Continue reading The Dreaded Passage
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3 This devotional may only be for a fraction of you who are reading it. If you are one of the few who are … Continue reading Hostility And Our Enemies
…keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne. Hebrews 12:2 Shame is a powerful catalyst. … Continue reading Thinking Little About Shame
Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Hebrews 12:1b Spiritual weights are anything that slow us down. The baggage we drag behind can largely be demonic residue from our choices. Weights can feel heavy but if the weights … Continue reading What Is A Weight?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1 Before you read the scripture, … Continue reading A Message From The Cloud
These were all commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. God had planned something better for us, so that together with us they would be made perfect. Hebrews 11:29-30 The heroes of the faith, so many of them, lived when … Continue reading How Much Harder Did They Have It?
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 Every person knows some degree of persecution. Feeling unwanted. Scorned. Left out. Rejected. God has a heart for you if persecution from others has been part of … Continue reading Is It For Righteousness Sake?
The world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and on mountains, hiding in caves and holes in the ground. Hebrews 11:38 Oh, how differently God sees things. The only thing that matters is God’s viewpoint. His spiritual vision is uncluttered and there … Continue reading Even If No One Agrees