The Warrior promised to the Israelites is the Messiah himself, come to defeat sin in a climactic way.
Sometimes a distorted view of God Himself can become an idol, if we replace the true and living God with a god more in keeping with our own imaginations.
Around chapter 3 in the Letter to the Hebrews, the author begins what may be considered the formal argument that attempts to persuade and encourage the Christians to remain in their faith.
Hebrews 2 in particular helps fill in some of the areas left open in Paul's exposition of the gospel. The chapter begins with the first of the warning passages in this letter.
The Letter to the Hebrews is a long sermon written to encourage Christians facing adversity.
We often think of the vastness of God’s grace, but equally staggering to contemplate are the consequences of drifting away from him.
From the very moment God started to create to the moment that Christ will bring his eternal kingdom, Jesus is God’s last Word for the universe.
God will not allow us to bask in some warm, fuzzy glow that does not face reality. If we choose to live without God, his shalom is an impossibility.
The end of the book of Isaiah teaches us that God himself will graciously enable us to fulfill the call to righteous living.
The first commandment is the foundation for our keeping of the whole of the Ten Commandments. It is the most basic reorientation from a life directed toward ourselves to a life directed toward God.