This segment only takes about 30 seconds each time but it is amazing to hear from the listeners how helpful the 'Words' have been.
Reference: v.8 But about the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom." (NIV Bible)
Explore: On the Christian radio station in Melbourne they broadcast 'Words to Live By'. A couple of times each hour the host will read a verse from the Bible. These verses are chosen to assist people in their daily walk and to remind people of what God tells us through the Bible. This segment only takes about 30 seconds each time but it is amazing to hear from the listeners how helpful the 'Words' have been. Again and again the station hears of stories where people have been really struggling with something in their life. While they are listening to the radio they hear one of the Words to Live By and they find the assurance and the encouragement they have needed. It's amazing how insightful the Bible can be for us even thousands of years after it has been written.
Application: There are often times in our lives where we need reassurance from God. Even in the early church, although they had started off so passionately, they found it hard to continue in their faith. When the writer of Hebrews wrote to the church they knew that the church was starting to falter in its belief in Jesus. And so the writer fills the beginning of the letter with verses from the Old Testament – verses that would have been familiar to the members of the church – to remind them how Jesus was the fulfilment of God's plan. Often when we start to doubt our faith, or struggle in life, we stop reading the Bible. It's often the first thing to go from our daily routine when life gets busy or chaotic. However, if we continue to read the Bible through our struggles we will find that there is much encouragement and assistance for our daily life held within the words. God is able to communicate to us in a real way through His Word. All we have to do is read it.
Prayer: Lord, it seems to take so much discipline to stay reading Your Word. Thank You for giving us such a powerful book and may we not take it for granted. Amen.
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.