The Professor Grant Horner Bible Reading System is a great 500 day Bible reading plan. The following link presents a description of the plan ( https://sohmer.net/media/professor_grant_horners_bible_reading_system.pdf). My goal is to briefly share my thoughts on the passage that stood out the most for me each day. I will try to go back and cover the previous days.
For Day 150, the passage that stood out to me was Hebrews 7:25 contained in Hebrews 7:23–25 (ESV), which reads:
23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
Verses 23-24 make the contrast between the Old Testament Levitical priests and Jesus Christ. The Levitical priests, who were human, died. In contrast, Jesus Christ is our permanent High Priest because He lives forever! It is an awesome truth that Jesus is alive today meaning that He is alive this very minute you are reading this post.
If you are Christ-follower, you can have the confidence that you were saved “to the uttermost.” The ESV translates the Greek adjective pantelēs as “uttermost” and it means, “unlimited duration of time, with particular focus upon the future—‘always, forever, forever and ever, eternally.” See Louw, J. P., & Nida, E. A. (1996). Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament: based on semantic domains (electronic ed. of the 2nd edition., Vol. 1, p. 640). New York: United Bible Societies. In other words, you are saved forever!
If you are not a Christ-follower, then please know that Jesus Christ is in heaven ready to intervene on your behalf before God the Father so that you can be saved forever. There is no time to waste. Now is the time to surrender your life to Christ. Do not harden your heart like those described in Hebrews 3:15 (NASB95):
15 while it is said, “Today if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts, as when they provoked Me.”
But, instead, be like the Philippian jailer who, as recorded in Acts 16:30 (ESV), asked Paul and Silas:
30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
Please see my blog (https://stevebelsheim.com/2020/04/20/for-god-so-loves-you-2/) for a description of how you can be saved.
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