Prayer: Lord, help me remember today that you are my God.
Reading: Hebrews 5:5-10 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: The order of Melchizedek? Me, too. That confuses me. I think I used to know what that was all about, but not anymore. Here is what jumped off the page for me this time around.
So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you.”
Jesus’ continuously acknowledges who God is. Jesus’ continuously trusts in God. Jesus’ constantly turns to God in prayer. In other words, Jesus has a total understanding of
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery
Today, let’s not think too highly of ourselves and remember who is God. --Jim Bricker
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