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Welcome to Nancy Guthrie’s guided journal “Hoping for Something Better,” which she based on her book of the same title (Tyndale 2007).
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Day 2
There is something better than undervaluing Jesus. It is embracing his uniqueness and significance.
Some of us have never really given that much thought to Jesus. We’ve never really invested energy and attention to examining who he is, what he said, and what he did.
Others of us are so familiar with Jesus that we take who he is and what he has done for granted. We’ve settled into a comfortable understanding of who he is, settling for seeing him as less than he is.
Throughout the book of Hebrews, we are told of the multitude of ways Jesus is better:

• better than the angels (1:4)
• better than Moses (3:3)
• offers a better way of living out authentic faith (6:9)
• a better hope (7:19)
• a better covenant (7:22)
• a better mediator (8:6)
• better promises (8:6)
• a better sacrifice (9:23)
• offers better and lasting possessions (10:34)
• offers a better country—a heavenly one (11:16)
• a better reward (11:26)
• a better resurrection (11:35)

Look up several verses from this list to explore the context for what makes Jesus better. Which ones mean the most to you?
Which ones seem confusing or perhaps not particularly valuable to you based on your current understanding?
–Nancy Guthrie

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