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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 24
There is something better than depending on anything or anyone in this world for your security. It is receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken.
Read Hebrews 12:14-28.
It is so easy for us to build our lives on unstable foundations. They look good, but they are not secure. For many of us, our life dreams are secured by a job or a husband or our savings or our health or our position. But if these are the building blocks we’re depending on, our lives are not secure, because all these things and people are vulnerable to being shaken.
Jesus himself offers you the secure life you’ve dreamed of now and for eternity. And as you work his words into your life, you will discover that no matter what happens to you or around you, no matter what rocks your world, you will not be shaken. Your life will be secure.
Read Exodus 19:12-13 and Deuteronomy 4:11-13, which describe the Israelites approaching God to receive the law on Mount Sinai. In what way was that different from the new way believers are invited to approach God in 12:18-25?
What is the warning in verse 25? What actions can you take to heed this warning?
Since we are receiving a “kingdom that cannot be shaken” (see Hebrews 12:28), what are four ways we should respond? Can you think of a situation in your life when one of these responses welled up from inside you?
–Nancy Guthrie

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