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BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER

Hebrews 10:16, 17 kjv 

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

 

There is a saying out there that goes, “blood is thicker than water.”  Basically, it means family relationships trump all others.  But recently, I discovered that it is believed by some that the original saying was, “the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.”  Which actually means a blood covenant made with another party is more powerful than even your own family bonds.  There is no greater agreement or arrangement or bond than a blood covenant.  It creates a bond between two parties that is so binding that death should come to the person who breaks it.  It gives both parties an unshakable assurance and confidence.

 

God makes a covenant with us through the blood of Christ.  Then through the conduit of that bond, He begins to write His Laws...His Will...His Words...His Desires...His Thoughts upon our hearts and minds, many times without us even knowing it.  And then, to top it all off,  He moves and removes any and everything out of the way...just to get to you and I.  It doesn’t matter if it’s sin or iniquity or weakness.  It doesn’t matter if it’s past, present, or future.  This is the UNSTOPPABLE force of God’s Love!

 

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JESUS IN HEBREWS

Recent One Year Bible readings in Hebrews speak about Jesus as our High Priest, a subject that would be familiar to Jewish or Hebrew people. A priest, and particularly a high priest, would be someone the people esteemed very highly, and looked to for guidance and counsel and encouragement, perhaps in somewhat the same way we today esteem and look to a godly leader or pastor for guidance and counsel and encouragement. Hebrews teaches that even now Jesus continues from heaven a priestly ministry of concern and caring for us His followers here on earth. He’s been here, faced what we face.

Today’s reading speaks about Jesus’ death and the establishment of a new covenant. “Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him,” (9:28).

“He will appear a second time…” He’s coming back, for “those who are waiting for him!”

Jesus, as the Son of God the Father, was the ultimate example of the OYB proverb for today (27:11): “Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.”

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