A friend and I are going through Hebrews right now together (she lives in the DC area, and I’m in NM- I find it really sweet to be able to still walk together in Christ even though we’re so far away from one another. It’s also an easy way to keep each other accountable- and a convenient way to stay in touch!).
We’re using She Reads Truth as our guide, and it’s so great! Not only is it cute, which I’ll be honest is a huge plus, it separates the days- so friend and I can say, ‘hey this week I’ve got community group, lots of work, and a pretty busy schedule, let’s only chat up to day 12 today.’ It’s also laid out to make you read, study, pray, and live the verses you read that day- to dig deeper than what you maybe have read/studied before.
So far, so good. Hebrews is full of reminders that Jesus is our true high priest, and that his sacrifice is it. No other sacrifice is necessary, nothing we can do can alter this.
“What this new covenant does is implant into the heart of man a new nature, impelling him to act righteously. No longer is his conduct directed by an exterior law but by the law of Christ within him.” -AW Tozer
Tozer doesn’t mean that we don’t have to follow the law (we do), but our standards are higher- they are heavenly standards. In my mind, if the law says not to kill our neighbor because they stole from us, let’s not only not kill- let’s love. Let’s provide them with the items they need to succeed (so they don’t have to steal).
Overall my heart is reminding me grace and mercy all day, everyday. What does this mean? How does it look? What is my call to it?
Yeah, if you can answer these questions for me, that’d be great.