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“In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets;  but in these last days He has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also He created the world.”  Hebrews 1:1

A meditative way to read and study the Bible is to go over a section several times, taking note of which verse of phrase stands out to you and then pondering it.  In the first Chapter of Hebrews, which Michele asked us to study along with her, this very first verse does it for me.

Isn’t it wonderful how God has been speaking to man all through human history?  Despite the original sin of Adam and Eve, God did not abandon or forget us.  He kept calling us back.  He does that in our individual lives as well.

This short reading also tells us, as Michele noted, that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies.  He is not just one in a line of prophets, He is the final prophet, God’s Son.  There is a new covenant which is in every way superior to the old one.  It also clearly establishes that Jesus is God. We’ll see more about these ideas as we progress through Hebrews.

Have you read the first Chapter yet?  What stands out for you?  What do you think God is saying?  Let us know through your comments or posts.

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About jculler1972

My husband is the pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters and a granddaughter and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was recently published by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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