CSR Daily Devotion

Happy Sunday friends! My family are one week away from being able to attend physical church again and we are so excited! On my way home from work this morning I listened to the new worship album from Caleb+Kelsey, a great album of the most popular worship songs all mashed up. These two do a wonderful job on the entire collection. Here is the single they led the release with.

September 20

17Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.  18God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.  19We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.  It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, 20where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.  He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.  (Hebrews 6:17-20)

To be honest, I got stuck on this paragraph for about five days.  I really wanted to highlight verse 19 because of the beauty of the words, “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  And how the author of Hebrews places our hope in the inner sanctuary, where Jesus is waiting to speak to God on our behalf.  What a wonderful truth!  No longer is the High Priest waiting for your sacrifice to atone for your sins and beg for forgiveness.  Jesus has forgiven it all.  We just have to come to Him in repentance and He will stand for us because He loves us that much.

What I was struggling with in these passages were verses 17 and 18.  I feel they are just as important to read, especially when it is stated that “God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised,” meaning that God sent Jesus to save mankind and bring ultimate freedom to the Hebrew nation.  The author of Hebrews is once again writing of the undeniable truth that Jesus was the Messiah the Jewish nation had been placing all their hope in.  What had me stuck was verse 18 and trying to figure out what the author was referring to when he wrote “by two unchaneable things in which it is impossible for God to lie.”  I still am not sure what these two unchangeable things are.  What do you think he is referring to?

Jesus is still your anchor of hope.  No matter how rough the seas may seem, no matter how deep the ocean may be, drop your anchor and let Jesus calm the storm.  He’ll call you out onto the water, don’t be afraid to get out of the boat!

Reading plan:  Hebrews 7:1-17

Deeper reading plan:  Ezekiel 39, 40

Prayer and meditation:  Pray for our country.  Pray for love to conquer all.  Pray for God’s wings of protection to cover all the children returning to school.  Pray that Christ infects our hearts and ignites a final fire of revival to sweep this land.

Fitness challenge:  Rest

Worship:  Spend today in prayer and worship.  Get to church or get to a computer and watch church.  America needs a revival like never before.

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