May 7th

I read 1 Kings 14 today. Two more kings did not please God. (Archived audio)

I also looked up the Immerse audio for today (Week 13, Day 61) but I did not find it posted, so I looked it up as and listened to an episode of the Immerse 8 week podcast, Day 31. Below are my notes for the 7 chapters that were covered for today and tomorrow’s schedule (Week 13, Day 62)

Hebrews 1: Jesus is totally different than the angels, He is God’s son, and is to be worshipped by the angels. Angels are servants sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

Hebrews 2: Jesus died for the children of Abraham and not for the angels, He came as a human, with flesh and blood, to offer Himself as a sacrifice.

Hebrews 3: Jesus is better than Moses, because He is in authority over God’s entire house. Don’t harden your hearts with sin and unbelief, or you will not enter His rest.

Hebrews 4: God’s rest cannot be entered by those who do not believe Him, and God will hold us accountable. Nothing is hidden from God in all creation. Jesus is our high priest and He understands our experience as humans, and if we hold firmly to our belief in God, we can approach God’s throne with confidence.

Hebrews 5: Jesus is the only perfect high priest in the order of Melchizedek, and it is difficult to explain to spiritually dull Christians who don’t seem to listen. You have been Christians for a long time, but are not mature, needing still to be fed like babies.

Hebrews 6: Lets move on to maturity and not just repeat the basics of the faith. Those who turn away and reject God after repenting and experiencing the goodness of God and the Holy Spirit cannot be brought back to repentance again. We believe this does not apply to you, so stay in the faith for your entire life, so that you can inherit God’s promises. God’s promises are eternal and unchanging, and Jesus is the eternal high priest.

Hebrews 7: Jesus was appointed a high priest directly by God, under different qualifications than other mortal priests had, because He is perfect, and remains alive forever. He did not have to be from the tribe of Levi to be a priest, and does not have to continually offer new sacrifices for sins, because He is holy and blameless, and also offered Himself as a perfect sacrifice.