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  • Approaching the God of reality…

    Finishing the Old Testament Book of Psalms we come to the book of Hebrews that was written to Jews who had accepted Jesus as the Messiah. As we read through the book we will sense that the author is addressing a group of people in danger of slipping back into the traditions of Judaism. The main reason seems to be that they had not put down deep enough roots in the soil of Christianity. We will not know the author of this book for sure this side of heaven since the author purposely did not identify himself in it. But it is a book with broad appeal. It appealed to both the first century Greek mind as well as the Jewish mind. These early Greeks viewed things on earth as mere shadows cast by what was real. Therefore their philosophers for 600 years had been writing of their search for reality. This book presents Jesus Christ as the ultimate reality. The Jewish mind was always searching for the approach to God because they understood from Abraham on that humanity was too unholy to approach Him. The book of Hebrews presents Jesus Christ as the Approach for sinful humanity to come to the holy God. As we read through it may He continue to reveal new and extravagant in sights into who He is and what He wants us to do with our lives. Deep and refreshing spiritual water here for thirsty souls… keep drinking!

    Pastor Ed