Hebrews #14 10:1-18

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Day 1

Recall one or two key truths from Hebrews 9 that the Lord impressed upon your heart. What are you thankful for as you better understand Christ’s new covenant? Take a moment to speak these things to your Father in heaven with gratitude. 

Day 2

Read Hebrews 10:1-18. What are the two kinds of sacrifices mentioned here, and how are they different? Take a moment to consider: if you and I are sinners, how is all of this personally and directly connected to us? 

Day 3

Read Hebrews 10:1-10. Zoom in on the Old Testament quote in 10:5-7, and read Psalm 40:6-8 (which is where the author quotes from). What would you say is the essence or most important feature of Jesus’ sacrifice? Why is it different from the blood of bulls and goats? 

*PS: in 10:5b, Hebrews quotes from the ‘Greek OT’ (The Septuagint or LXX) of Ps. 40:6 which translates as “but a body have you prepared for me”. In the ESV Ps 40:6 reads “but you have given me an open ear” (translated from the Masoretic Text). It may seem confusing but focusing on the Day 3 questions above will help us get a hint of what the two translations point towards. 

Day 4

Read Hebrews 10:11-18. What does it mean that Christ’s sacrifice has “perfected” believers (10:14)? What does “perfection” mean in relation to sin? See also the other earlier times Hebrews has used the word “perfect” (Hebrews 2:10, 5:9, 7:11, 7:28) and its meaning in those places.

Day 5

Read Hebrews 10:1-18 twice. Take some time to recall all that God has spoken to you in the past few days/readings. If we are sinners with consciousness of sins (10:2), what does this passage tell us about our present state before God? Why is Hebrews 10:18 wonderful news for us today?

Spend some time speaking to the Lord about these things with thanksgiving in your heart!

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