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Hebrews 10:32-39 (NIV)
32 Remember those earlier days after you had received the light when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34 You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. 35 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” 38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
Choose one or two key verses from today’s Scripture reading from Hebrews and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A – Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
E – Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I – In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life
Lord, I worship You and acknowledge that You know all of those who suffer in Your name. May they inspire their fellow believers
to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly. Protect them, and release them to share Your Word more vigorously. Forgive me, Lord, when I struggle to even stand up for my faith in this country where I am protected and my life is not threatened. Help me to be emboldened to confidently share Your love with others so that they too can encounter the hope of salvation through Your Grace. Amen