The Beauty of Scripture


Today I mentioned that Hebrews 10:19-25 has vast connections throughout scripture, 10 other verses in Hebrews and 11 others throughout the remainder of scrpture to be exact. 

In this is the beauty of scripture: it serves as it's own interpreter and is comprehensive for life in Godliness.  This is critical to get right when verses that remind us of God's goodness also call us to ways of living.

Hebrew's author plays a wonderfully pastoral role here as he turns from the first 9 chapters of the book building up this beautiful picture of what we have in Christ as our Great High Priest, then, in chapter 10 he begins to ask and answer the question: How then should we live?

Let's take a look at all of the ways that scripture is connected to itself through Hebrews 10:19-25


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Hebrews 4:16 [16] Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (ESV)


Hebrews 9:25 [25] Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, (ESV)


Hebrews 9:8 [8] By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the holy places is not yet opened as long as the first section is still standing (ESV)


John 10:9 [9] I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. (ESV)


John 14:6 [6] Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (ESV)


Hebrews 9:3 [3] Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most Holy Place, (ESV)


Hebrews 4:14 [14] Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (ESV)


Hebrews 2:17 [17] Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. (ESV)


Zechariah 6:11–13 [11] Take from them silver and gold, and make a crown, and set it on the head of Joshua, the son of Jehozadak, the high priest. [12] And say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Behold, the man whose name is the Branch: for he shall branch out from his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD. [13] It is he who shall build the temple of the LORD and shall bear royal honor, and shall sit and rule on his throne. And there shall be a priest on his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.”’ (ESV)


Hebrews 12:24 [24] and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. (ESV)


Ezekiel 36:25 [25] I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. (ESV)


2 Corinthians 7:1 [1] Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. (ESV)


1 Peter 1:2 [2] according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you. (ESV)


Hebrews 9:14 [14] how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (ESV)


1 Corinthians 6:11 [11] And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (ESV)


Hebrews 4:1 [14] Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. (ESV)


Hebrews 11:11 [11] By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. (ESV)


1 Corinthians 1:9 [9] God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (ESV)


Hebrews 3:13 [13] But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (ESV)


Acts 2:42 [42] And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. (ESV)


Romans 13:11–13 [11] Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. [12] The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. [13] Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. (ESV)


1 Corinthians 3:13 [13] each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. (ESV)