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Hebrews 4

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There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.

– Hebrews 4:9

The rest we so desire, and need, is found in Jesus. He is the promise that the Sabbath day, the Sabbatical year, and Jubilee point to. Therefore, we mustn’t let anything stand between us and the rest that He gives.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Hebrews 3

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So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

– Hebrews 3:19

I wonder—in reading this final verse of chapter 3—how many things I’ve missed by my unbelief. What blessings, opportunities, or promises have passed me by because I’ve been unwilling or unable to trust God for the fulfillment, strength, or provision to apprehend it. Like the man with the demon-possessed son in Mark 9, perhaps we need to pray, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Hebrews 2

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Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.

– Hebrews 2:1

I read this verse, and I got stuck. I realize that sometimes my reading of the Scriptures can be far to casual and quick. There are so many things that are weighing upon my mind; so many to-do’s and pressing needs, that I can do more scanning than reading. And even when I am actually reading, I can fall into the trap of reading only for the exercise of reading, and not reading to truly digest what is written. But we must give the more diligent and careful attention to the things of Scripture, because the Scriptures are a mainstay for our lives.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Hebrews 1

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[Jesus,] having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

– Hebrews 1:4

The Book of Hebrews is all about the greatness of Jesus. He is greater than angels; greater than Moses; greater than Abraham. Jesus is the greatest, and in all of our preaching, teaching, and evangelism we need to do our best to show the greatness of our Lord.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Philemon 1

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I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten while in my chains,

– Philemon 1:10

Philemon is a short, but beautiful letter. Paul was writing to an old friend, on behalf of a new one. A new friend who was a recent convert to the faith, under extenuating circumstances. His new friend (Onesimus) was a runaway slave, who (apparently) had stolen from his master (Philemon) when he left. So there’s a compounding offense against Onesimus, before Philemon. But Paul begs for Philemon’s forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

We don’t know for sure, but I think we can assume that Philemon did as Paul asked. I think that’s the case, not because Paul put the pressure upon him, but because Philemon had been a recipient of God’s forgiveness, mercy, and grace. Therefore, as a Child of the great Forgiver, I think Philemon extended the same grace to Onesimus.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 3

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Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,

– Titus 3:1

This isn’t really the exhortation that a lot of us would like to hear. Especially for many living in an American context. We Americans are not the most submissive folks. We don’t like to be subject to rulers or authorities. But this exhortation comes up in a number of Paul’s letters. So, submissive to, and obey the authorities that govern you.

At this point you might object: “Paul must not have lived under a government like mine. My government is filled with people who don’t honor God, and sometimes totally reject Him.” To that objection there is a resounding “overruled!” The government under which Paul was living when he wrote this was one of the worst ever, ruled by a veritable lunatic, named Nero (look him up, he was crazy). And yet Paul says, “Be submissive to, and obey the authorities that govern you.”

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 2

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For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

– Titus 2:11

Sometimes we can think that we already know this, but it is necessary to remind ourselves (I think) continually, that the grace of God brings salvation. I say that, because, even if you think you know this, there are a myriad of ways in which we can stray from this essential truth. The issue is that we can know it to be true, but live as if it isn’t. I know this, because a lot of Christians often live in a state of constant discouragement, feeling they either don’t do enough good works, or that they do too many bad.

Sure, we could do more good works, and it wouldn’t hurt to do less bad, but our standing with God is not determined by the good works we do, or the bad works we don’t. So remember, the grace of God brings salvation.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 1

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…in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,

– Titus 1:2

It’s good to be reminded that we live in hope of God’s promised eternal life. The world can be in chaos, but God—the one who cannot lie—he Promised eternal life with Him. And in His presence is fullness of joy, and at His right hand pleasures forever more.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

2 Timothy 4

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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

– 2 Timothy 4:7

I am so grateful for the example of faith exhibited in the Apostle Paul. He had lived his life with total abandon for the cause of Christ. As the end of his life drew near, he seemed to have little, if any regrets. Would to God that I could live with the same mindset.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

2 Timothy 3

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All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

– 2 Timothy 3:16-17

God desires that we would be thoroughly equipped for every good work. This work of equipping is accomplished by His inspired word having it’s effectual work in us. We need the doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness of God’s eternal word to ready us for every good word and work.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

Read the Scriptures at Blue Letter Bible

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon