We ought to "heed to the things which we have heard, left at any time we should let them slip." Hebrews 2:1
"For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him." Hebrews 2:8
"...today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts..." Hebrews 3:7-8
This is what Jesus did in His affliction and it is what we should do in ours: "Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared: though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered." Hebrews 5:7-8.
We can learn obedience through the things that we suffer, in turning to God.
Our culture today says that anything goes if it makes you happy and isn't hurting anyone. It's a very humanistic, unbiblical view and we Christian chicks are not to espouse this view. Rather, God would like for us to discern good and evil. He kinda calls us big babies until we can see the difference, in the following passage. Read it then we'll chat some mo.
We do not want to be those who "have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil." Hebrews 5:12-14.
See? He says that we are not spiritually mature if we see no difference between good and evil. In many cases our culture has it upside down and backwards. The good guys (the Christians) are considered evil because we proclaim the truth, and the truth isn't fun because it means you can't do whatever you want. Lost people (those hostile to God) are considered good and the world's sympathy often lies with them.
Well I think we have an argument for going to church here, or at least having some sort of fellowship with other believers: "And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
“…the worlds were framed by the word of God.” Putting the entire universe in a picture frame with His words, wow. I think He is saying all the heavens and planets were created when He spoke. He said it, and it happened. Wish that would happen when I need to make dinner. Speak and the lasagna appeareth.
Paul says, “without faith it is impossible to please Him.” Hebrews 11:6. This whole chapter is pretty cool with Paul taking us through all the dudes in the Old Testament who were faith personified. All the heavy hitters: Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, all those guys.
“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1
“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees…” Hebrews 12:11-12
The Bible is so descriptive, talking about lifting up our hands that hang down and strengthening our feeble knees. We’re stronger than that, we can do this thing even when God allows chastening in our life.
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Hebrews 13:2
“Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:5-6
Huge passage for ladies right there. We are so bad about wanting what other girls have, am I right? We have to be content and I’m taking that passage right there as an order not a suggestion. God’s saying, no worries, I got you.