Jesus Is Better

Shaped by the Word is a daily, Bible-reading devotional. I do not publish supplemental commentary on Sundays, but I do include a suggested Scripture reading for the day. We are currently in the Christmas season, so we are looking at passages that better help us understand the purpose for Christ’s coming into the world. Please be sure to subscribe to this page and follow along every day. Thanks for reading! Reading the Word Hebrews 8:3–6 (ESV) 3 For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; thus it is necessary for this priest also to have something to … Continue reading Jesus Is Better

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Christ, the Fulfillment

  Reading the Word Hebrews 8:1–2 (ESV) 1 Now the point in what we are saying is this: we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2 a minister in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man. Understanding and Applying the Word Many people have trouble making sense of the Old Testament. What was God doing then? It seems so different than the New Testament. A key to understanding the Old is to realize that it is pointing to … Continue reading Christ, the Fulfillment

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Old and New Treasure

Reading the Word Matthew 13:51–52 (ESV) 51 “Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Understanding and Applying the Word The disciples went to Jesus in Matthew 13:36 and asked him to explain the Parable of the Weeds. He explained the parable to them and then told them three more shorts ones. After this he asked his disciples, “Have … Continue reading Old and New Treasure

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