READ: Hebrews 12

THINK: One thing I think we do too little of in America today – partially because information and books like the Bible are so easily and readily accessible to us online or even on our phones – is memorize Scripture. But it’s important for us to internalize the Word of God. So today, instead taking time to read devotional thoughts, let’s all take some time to memorize Hebrews 12:1-3. It is one of my favorite passages in the whole Bible!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Bonus challenge: If you already knew that one or if you want to memorize another great one, take time to memorize Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”

PRAY: Take some time today to thank God for the blessing of knowing him more through his Word. Thank him for the incredible inheritance we receive in him and the hope that is always alive for us because of the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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