Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 107/260: Read Hebrews 7

“Change for the sake of change.” That is a phrase that causes us to shrink back. Generally speaking, there are reasons for change. The problem comes when the consequences are not considered. Change is not inherently a bad thing, as long as you thoroughly research and think about your new direction.

God wants you to change. He wants you to be better than you were yesterday, and He wants you to be better tomorrow than you are today. Isn’t that change?

What happens to you when you become a Christian? Paul says you are “renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:23-24). You change!

Under the Old Law, that change was not possible. You were either born a Jew or a Gentile, and while there was a process of proselytization, the Jews didn’t really encourage it much. So God made a change. (Side note: He always intended for this change to take place; it wasn’t an alternate plan that He developed on the spur of the moment).

He changed the Old Law, which was full of “weakness and unprofitableness, for the law made nothing perfect.” His change was not just for the sake of change, but to bring forth something better: “a better hope, through which we draw near to God.”

Aren’t you glad He made that change?

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Hebrews 8:13. In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Pray

Pray a prayer of thanks for God’s wisdom in making change that matters.

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