Gain a deeper understanding of Scripture with these daily expositions. Great for the busy Christian—a steady diet of solid food for the soul and mind.
By comparison with other books of the Bible, Hebrews can seem to be not so relevant for our everyday lives. Chapter 11 (the “Hall of Faith” chapter) and a few verses here and there amount to all that many Christians know about the book. In our world of “instant everything,” digging for gold takes some effort. In the case of Hebrews, the abundance of spiritual gold to be found there is well worth the effort.
The magnificent Christ emerges from the text: He is better than angels, than Moses, than the High Priest, than the sacrificial system, than the tabernacle. And that mysterious individual Melchizedek turns out to be a very important biblical figure—the reason why is exciting!
May these expository meditations catapult you into greater enjoyment of our Lord Jesus. We can give no greater glory to God than to exalt His Son through our growing appreciation of His glory.
[Jesus] is the radiance of His [God’s] glory . . . (Heb. 1:3a)Pages: 318
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As with most books of the Bible, outlines can vary depending upon the focus emphasized by the interpreter. The following outline taken from Warren Wiersbe is useful and reflects a common delineation of the material in the book. Refer back to this outline frequently so you can see the broader context for each of the daily readings.
I. A Superior Person: Christ (1–6)
A. Christ compared to the prophets (1:1-3)
B. Christ compared to the angels (1:4–2:18)
C. Exhortation: Let us not drift from the Word (2:1-4)
D. Christ compared to Moses (3:1–4:13)
E. Exhortation: Let us not doubt the Word (3:7–4:13)
F. Christ compared to Aaron (4:14–6:20)
G. Exhortation: Let us not grow dull toward the Word (5:11–6:20)
II. A Superior Priesthood: Christ and Melchizedek (7–10)
A. A better order: Melchizedek, not Aaron (7)
B. A better covenant: new, not old (8)
C. A better sanctuary: heavenly, not earthly (9)
D. A better sacrifice: God’s Son, not animals (10)
E. Exhortation: Let us not despise the Word (10:26-39)
III. A Superior Principle: Faith (11–13)
A. The examples of faith (11)
B. The endurance of faith (12:1-13)
C. Exhortation: A warning against disobeying the Word (12:14-19)
D. The evidences of faith (13)
Author info: Chuck Gianotti, Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary, has served in full-time ministry for over 40 years as an elder, speaker, teacher, and author. He has served in both the US and Canada and is the former director of Biblical Eldership Resources (BiblicalEldership.com). Chuck is the author of numerous books and articles and is vitally interested in discipling men. He speaks at camps, conferences, and other churches on a regular basis. He is married to his wife Mary and together they have two adult children and three grandchildren.
Books by Chuck Gianotti: Day by Day in the Gospel of Matthew, The Formation of the New Testament, Day by Day in Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians & Colossians