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August 28, 2022

The lesson on August 28, 2022 was part 19 of the “Running the Race” study. In this weeks lesson, Wayne reviewed how the Hebrew Christians were being challenged to go unto perfection and not fall back to perdition (Heb. 6:1;10:39) and how Paul used Habakkuk 2:4 in three places (Rom. 1:17 – righteousness; Gal. 3:11 – by faith; and Heb. 10:38 – shall live).  We quickly reviewed where the word Perdition was used before focusing on the main subject, which was the major emphasis of Hebrews.  Hebrews addresses Hebrew believers!  Paul was teaching them to RUN the race and to do so with perfected knowledge.   We then looked at the 7 times the Greek word “προσέρχομαι” which is translated “to draw near” (Heb. 4:16; 7:25; 10:1; 10:22; 11:6; 12:18 and 12:22 KJV)  We then took time to review Rom. 9:10-23 KJV which takes us to the history of Esau and Jacob to learn how God uses the word “Hate” to describe how it involves placement of lesser value vs. actually hating someone (e.g. Matt. 6:24, Luke 14:26). The “hate” metaphor is similar to the following: 2 Corinthians 3:10 KJV “For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory that excelleth.”

The scripture reading was from Genesis 25:19-23 KJV “19 And these are the generations of Isaac, Abraham’s son: Abraham begat Isaac: 20 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan-aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian. 21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.”




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From the Study: Running the Race