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God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. (Hebrews 1:1-2)

I know many have taken this to mean that we now have Jesus’ words in red letters in our Bibles by which God now speaks to us, but the contrast to the previous “many portions and many ways” found in the words of the prophets should make it clear that this refers to something way beyond a change in literature…

“So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh–” (Romans 8:12)

I just love the contrast Paul declared by emphasizing what we are NOT obligated to, which is the flesh. The whole world is caught up under this obligation, for it drives everything. Every argument and motivation regarding how to live or not live is interconnected with this sense of obligation…

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