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

Day 101/260: Read Hebrews 1

Jesus, the Son of God, is the definitive spokesperson for the will of God. In addition to that, though, He has been “appointed heir of all things.”

Satan promised to give Jesus “all the kingdoms of the world and their glory” if Jesus would worship him (Matthew 4:9-10), but Satan’s promises were empty. The temptation was real, but he never could have truly delivered. In contrast, the Father could deliver on that promise.

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:8-10).

While on this earth, Jesus said, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Matthew 8:20).

Joseph Bryant Rotherham wrote in the early twentieth century, “He who had not where to lay his head is now placed in possession of the Universe.”

Throughout the book of Hebrews, the word “better” should ring through the readers’ minds. Jesus is better. His Priesthood is better. His covenant is better. Why would anyone turn their backs on He who is better?

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

Hebrews 2:1. Therefore we must give the most earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.

Pray

Pray for stronger faith in the One who was and is better than any other option.