Daily Devotional

Daybreak: Hebrews 8:1-13

April 14, 2021

 “For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.” (Hebrews 8:10)

“Have you finished your homework?” “Don’t forget to pick up your clothes.” “Please put away your backpack.” “Did you remember to brush your teeth?”...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 7:1-28

April 13, 2021

“For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.” (Hebrews 7:19)

Are you a person who is easily satisfied? That attitude is fine when the subject is of no great importance. However, there are times when we should settle for no less than the best. For example, what attitude do we have when selecting a caregiver for our children? When we need...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 6:9-20

April 12, 2021

“And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: that ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:11-12)

My mother loved to have company over to our house for Sunday dinner. She would plan her menu well in advance, and prior to the weekend, she would spend days cleaning the house and carefully...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 5:11 through 6:8

April 11, 2021

“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.” (Hebrews 6:1)

When my brother was young, he began taking piano lessons. I remember the notes drifting up from the basement as he practiced, especially when he repeated the same phrase fifteen or twenty times! He started by playing simple lines with each hand, but gradually...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 4:14 through 5:10

April 10, 2021

“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

Many years ago, a man named Joseph Scriven was born in Ireland. He discovered early in life how much he needed One who could give him help in the time of difficulty. When he graduated from college, he was a Christian, and was looking forward to marriage with the girl...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 4:1-13

April 9, 2021

“There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” (Hebrews 4:9-11)

One evening, my husband went into the kitchen and proceeded to enthusiastically sweep the floor. I wasn’t really sure what else he was planning...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 3:1-19

April 8, 2021

“For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end.” (Hebrews 3:14)

In my middle teens, I went through a stage of intense interest in electronics. Based on a design in an amateur electronics magazine, I first built a very simple radio receiver. (This will date me: it had one “tube” and a lot of soldered wire connections.) Once I discovered that clockwise as viewed from the...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 2:5-18

April 7, 2021

“For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:18)

“Been there, done that” has become an often-quoted phrase in recent years. Sometimes we hear it casually tossed about in reference to an activity. At other times, we may say it to acquaintances when they have a car wreck on the way to work, endure resistance from a rebellious teenager, spend sleepless nights with a colicky...

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Daybreak: Hebrews 1:1 through 2:4

April 6, 2021

“How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.” (Hebrews 2:3)

When I was in college, I had to take required classes in various subjects to meet my degree requirements. One of these was a history class dealing with the subject in which I was...

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Daybreak: Matthew 27:57 through 28:20

April 5, 2021

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:20)

When our son was seven years old, my wife and I sent him to stay with his aunt for a week. After only two days he called and, with heart-wrenching sobs, asked us to come take him home because he missed us. He clearly had a bad case...

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