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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, August 16



Hebrews 2: 14-15


Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death- that is, the devil- and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.


This passage reminds me how complicated and powerful Jesus’ death was in that day and every day after. When I hear these words in a prayer, or as some other aspect of our Sunday service, their meaning does not always hit home. This is ironic, since I have wasted so many precious minutes of my life worrying about death. I am not nearly as ruled by worry as I was as a younger woman, but it still happens. I am free of the need for that kind of worry. As I get older, this is an easier lesson for me to accept.


Holy One, I am thankful for your gifts. Sometimes I have a hard time accepting them, but I know you love me when I read these words again. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
16 ago 2022

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Hebrews 2:14-15

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humility so that by death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and free those who all their Iives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

While this scripture was ambiguous at first, it took me a while to understand it’s meaning. It explains the reason why God had to become human and live on this earth so that he could experience the same things that normal people did. All this was in order to give us salvation. This makes His perfect sinless life, sacrifice of death and resurrection the exact examp…

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Barbara
Barbara
16 ago 2022

Hebrews 2:14-15 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity, so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death---that is, the devil---and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.


Death is an unknown. Believing in Jesus Christ as my redeemer and savior, I know that physical death will come, but it is through this physical death that I will have eternal life in heaven. I know as I age, I do think of when the time might come, but I will never know beforehand when that time will be. So, I attempt to prepare for this freedom from…


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