Monday, April 18, 2016

Hebrews, Day 1 Readings

The Role of Jesus   

Today's reading is the beginning of Hebrews, which introduces the place of Jesus in God's hierarchy.  At the top of the hierarchy are God and Jesus; beneath them the angels; and beneath the angels, human beings.

This hierarchy is important because Jesus takes human form, shedding the level of honor and status he deserved, in order to offer glory and salvation to human beings.  Having become human, Jesus is the perfect example and guide for people to endure the struggles and challenges of this life and to be saved.

Read Hebrews 1:1-2:18  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Hebrews 1-3 today.