We are starting a study of the book of Hebrews today. Here are some verses we read about Old Testament prophesy about Jesus.
I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with a rod wielded by men, with floggings inflicted by human hands. (â€2 Samuelâ€¬ â€7â€¬:â€14â€¬ NIV)
This verse calls us to worship God instead of the idols and images of our culture. How timeless this is, and relevant to us today in 2015!
All who worship images are put to shame, those who boast in idolsâ€” worship him, all you gods! (â€Psalmâ€¬ â€97â€¬:â€7â€¬ NIV)
A reference to how God will balance the scales of justice, following the sacrifice of His Son, is included in these verses from Deuteronomy:
Rejoice, you nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people. (â€Deuteronomyâ€¬ â€32â€¬:â€43â€¬ NIV)
We discussed how references to Angels (heavenly beings) indicate they are finite and not immortal. In these verses the words “They will perish” can be understood to reference Angels. I have not ever thought of angels as finite.
He also says, â€œIn the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.â€ (â€Hebrewsâ€¬ â€1â€¬:â€10-12â€¬ NIV)
by Swami Stream