Bible Study & Devotional 311
Guiding Scripture: Hebrews 8:13 ‘By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.’
written by: Torrie Slaughter
What do an eight-track player, Walkman, Cordless phone, and Atari have in common? They are all products that I had to explain to a seven-year-old. She had no idea what those items were or if they were real. All of the above were upgraded…replaced with better technology and readily available in one place, a smartphone.
Today we can listen to music, books, podcasts, enjoy conversations, and play arcade-style games from one device. We are mobile and have the power to connect with anyone with the touch of a button. Add social media and the possibilities are endless.
As I read Hebrews 8, I couldn’t help but think of all the things I’ve replaced over the years. The stuff I loved in grammar school is considered antiques simple because they aren’t as efficient as their predecessors. No matter how old you are, with each passing hour, something is discontinued.
His Word is everlasting, and His love is eternal. God never goes back on His promises. What He did for humanity was amplify His voice by speaking through His Son Jesus. We can all experience a relationship with God through Christ because He sacrificed His life for us.
Sin. Our sinful nature caused division and kept us from being in fellowship with our Lord. Greed, pride, and lust hardened the hearts of humanity and blinded us to the truth of Christ.
However, our God is merciful, and He gave us another chance, albeit a final One. God revised the Covenant agreement, and now we have an eternal High Priest interceding on our behalf. Jesus reigns forever as our risen Savior. Hallelujah!
Let us all praise God and live life with renewed faith and expectantly wait for Christ to return.
Prayer: Abba Father, help us not to forget what you have done. Keep our minds stayed on You. Amen
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Ezekiel 16:42-17:24, Hebrews 8:1-13, Psalm 106:13-31, Proverbs 27:7-9
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.