Hebrews 3

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Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

– Hebrews 3:12-13

The communion of the saints; the fellowship of the body of Christ is essential. We must live in communion with God and community with one another so that we can “exhort one another daily, while it is called “today”” that we continue to run this race with endurance.

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Hebrews 2

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Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

– Hebrews 2:14-15

Humanity, the world over, suffers from the fear of death. At a certain point in every person’s life they are confronted with the reality of mortality.

I remember when it really became real for me. It was during the summer between 5th and 6th grade when an uncle (not one I had any close connection with) took his own life. My grandma was going to drive 14 hours north to go to the funeral, and my parents sent me along to keep her company on the trip. I’m pretty sure I’d been to funerals before that, but I remember the heaviness of the reality of death hitting me at that funeral for the very first time. And with it, the fear of death too.

Jesus frees us from the fear of death! What a beautifully joyful message the Gospel is!

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Hebrews 1

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God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,

– Hebrews 1:1

The apologists Francis Schaeffer authored a book in the 1970’s entitled “He Is There and He Is Not Silent.” Sometimes we need to be reminded that God has spoken. He speaks through creation, revealing His existence, intelligence and power. He speaks through conscience, revealing His morality and justice. He has spoken through the prophets (of old) revealing His nature and will. But more important than all of this, He “has in these last days spoken to us by His Son.”

Never forget the words of the Father in recorded in the Gospels.

And a cloud came and overshadowed them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!

– Mark 9:7

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Philemon 1

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But if he has wronged you or owes anything, put that on my account.

– Philemon 1:18

Paul was a “good samaritan” on behalf of Onesimus. This is nothing else but the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit evident in the once self-righteous and stubborn pharisee.

How has God’s grace and power affected your life?

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Titus 3

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But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

– Titus 3:4-5

God has been kind and loving to us, through Jesus Christ. He has pardoned our sin and covered us in His righteousness. He has not given us what we deserve, and has sanctified us by the regenerating and renewing power and touch of the Holy Spirit. How can we not—in response—give total devotion through obedience, faith and witness?

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Titus 2

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Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,

– Titus 2:6-7

What habits and patterns in your life are exemplary and good? Have you shown yourself to be a pattern of good works? Does your life demonstrate integrity? Do people see the fruit of the Spirit in your conduct and speech?

Let you light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.

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Titus 1

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

– Titus 1:2

We often think of ‘hope’ as an uncertain wishful thinking sort of thing. Like when someone says, “I hope I win the lottery.” They know the odds are not in their favor. But the Biblical hope, with which we stand “in hope of eternal life” is not a wishful thinking sort of hope. It is an absolute certainty, based upon the promise of God, who cannot lie.

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2 Timothy 4

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I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.

– 2 Timothy 4:1-2

The final words of 1 Timothy 3 present the beautiful usefulness of the divinely inspired Scriptures. Chapter 4 then opens with the logical follow-up exhortation. “Therefore … Preach the Scriptures!”

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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

These two verses contain some of the most important truths of Scripture. Truths surrounding the nature and purpose of the Word of God. The Scriptures are divinely inspired and demonstrably useful. Their usefulness is evident in four distinct and necessary ways: doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness.

God’s word teaches us what is right and wrong (doctrine). By establishing the perfect plumb line of righteousness, the Scriptures then expose our crookedness (reproof). But thankfully, the Scriptures do not leave us in our wrecked and wretched state, they direct us in the right way we should go (correction), and then help us to maintain our heading once there (instruction in righteousness). And all of this so that the child of God would be mature and wholly equipped for the God works that God created beforehand that we should walk in.

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2 Timothy 2

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Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

– 2 Timothy 2:15

I commend you for taking the time daily to listen through the Scriptures. Hopeful beyond this you’re regularly—and diligently—spending time dividing the Scriptures through deeper study. It’s essential to our growth as followers of Christ.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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