“I appeal to you brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.”
If you have read the book, you might think that the writer does not know what the meaning of brief is. If you had been the one writing the comments to these verses, you would double down on that sentiment. Imagine what else the writer of Hebrews might have shared with us if he had not felt constraint to be brief.
This is a book to be read over and over in order to digest and implement the many structural truths contained in its teaching. Even for those who are not Hebrew and fail to grasp all the deep-seated truths covered in the letter, there is so much to learn about how God brought the Jews and Gentiles together through the sacrifice of His son. Everything about the new covenant is better. Everything.
Task for Today: Finish the biblical text and then with a new sense of purpose, read it again. You won’t regret it.