6 May

My penultimate book to evangelise a desert island is Hebrews.

What’s the book about?

Hebrews splits into two. In the first half the author explains how Christ betters angels, Moses and the Old Covenant’s sacrificial system. The second part shows how we should respond to his greatness.

Why did I choose this book?

Hebrews plumbs the depths of Christ’s atoning work. It is the essential partner to Leviticus and the entire Old Testament, showing how Christ kicks every Old Testament ritual into touch.

If you ever start to doubt why Jesus is worthwhile read Leviticus and then read Hebrews. See how beautiful it is that we can approach God’s throne with confidence because we have a mediator who loves us deeply.

If I were to take one book it would be this one. John Owen wrote 7 volumes on Hebrews. Oh that I were wise enough to be able to meditate for such a length on this book. It is a beautiful book that makes Jesus and his work look great to my sinful eyes.

How amazing it is that he should love me a terrible sinner enough to come to Earth and die for me! And more that he would call me his brother, though he is higher than the highest of all things.

If you vow to read one Bible book this year make it Hebrews. You won’t regret it.

(Picture by Franchise under the Creative Commons Licence)

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2 Responses to “Hebrews”

  1. Polycarp May 7, 2008 at 12:23 pm #

    You know, for all the reading that I have done in Hebrews, I never drew the connection between it and Leviticus. It makes a great deal of since to compare the two. Thanks for the insight!

  2. Tim Wilson May 7, 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    Glad to be of service Polycarp, certainly not an original thought from me we all pick them up sometimes!

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