Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 4

A First Warning
The author pauses his discussion on Jesus’ superiority over the angels and gives his readers their first warning. (Here, we also see the first instance of toggling between exposition and exhortation). 
The logic of the first warning is a bit twisty at first glance, but some background will clarify the author’s reasoning. The law that God gave Moses in the Old Testament is oftentimes referred to as the Mosaic Law, or the old covenant. In a sense, this law was delivered to Moses by angels, the messengers of God. The law of Christ, on the other hand, which is called the new covenant, was proclaimed by Jesus himself. Thus, the author argues that if it was important for God’s people to obey the law spoken by angels, how much more should we listen to the word of salvation declared by Christ? If Christ is better than the angels, the punishment for disobeying his message will be more severe than it was for the folks who disobeyed their message. And even a casual reading of the Old Testament reveals the severity of God’s justice and holiness. So be warned and pay attention to what you’ve heard!

*For further reading in the Bible: Hebrews 2:1 – 2:4

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Author: Dave Yauk

Dave Yauk is first a foremost a follower of Jesus. He is Husband to Katie, and Father to 4 wonderful children (Naomi, Jesse, Levi, and Analise). Dave's primary passion is to seek after Gods Glory in all things, and in his contribution you'll find he holds a passion for Theology and all things Beautiful as seen in the Creator, Creativity, Character and Culture. Dave has been privileged to do ministry in over 17 countries. This has been his primary means of education and learning as a follower of Jesus. However, Dave has also had the honor of getting a B.A. from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership, a Master's in Divinity from Liberty University, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from I.W.S. Dave owns the Garden City Project (an online collaborative marketplace for Christian artists and innovators), Finale School of Music, and teaches online guitar for Jamplay.com. He is also a Professor of Theology, Worship and Missiology at Visible Music College and Grand Canyon University.

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