When God Speaks (Feb. 2, Tuesday)

The word for today is “refuse.”   In today’s reading of  Hebrew 12:25-26,  13:22-25,  we hear that we should not disregard the Word of the Lord when He proclaims it to us.  The apostle writes, “See that you do not refuse Him who speaks… (vs. 25). To understand this warning, we must explain the preceding verses.  Beginning with Chapter 12:18, the apostle contrasts Mt. Sinai where Moses received the Law with Mt. Zion, the city of the living God” (vs.22).   This heavenly city is the meeting place of angels and the assembly of those whose names are “registered in heaven.” Thus, it is the company of the righteous who are “firstborn,” firstborn in the sense that they are first in the…