Praying Through Hebrews

Posted by on Aug 26, 2008 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

We have needed this rain for soooo long. It has been a great time to stay sequestered indoors and get that lesson finished in Hebrews. I don’t know about you, but when I sat down to read the book again yesterday to finish the chapter themes, I noticed even more of the riches contained within those God-breathed words. I see segments forming as I realize the themes. Yesterday was a productive day in the Word and I am so thankful. But, let me tell you that I have my share of those “I don’t get this” days as well. I am resisting the urge to pick up commentaries and even looking in my inductive study Bible for what they list as the key words. I’m even going wild and using permanent fine point markers this time instead of my twistable, erasable pencils. Whew! That is a big challenge for me!

Yesterday was good because I also found a way to be praying through Hebrews. I think it’s powerful in prayer to pray back to God His Word. That’s nothing new. People have been doing it forever. Here’s a sample of praying through Hebrews and it actually uses each letter from the title.

H – I pray that we would hear what God says to us in this book.
E – that we would put aside encumbrances (sins) that trip us up.
B – that we would persevere to be mature believers, not babes on milk.
R – that we would recognize Jesus as our High Priest, fixing our eyes on Him.
E – that we would run the race set before us with endurance.
W – that our continuous worship
S – would be a sacrifice of praise to God for what He’s done through Jesus.

I am looking forward to being with you again on Thursday as we proceed through more of the overview of Hebrews. Following this week, we only have half a week of wrapping up the overview and then we proceed into landing the plane, so to speak, and studying the land more closely.

Remember, you won’t understand everything about Hebrews at this point. Your purpose is to understand the context in which this book/letter is written so you don’t misinterpret passages. I pray it is coming together well for you all.

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