Purpose of epistles

I am reading Hebrews and it struck me: the reason we study scripture is twofold…

1. To know the narrative of the story
2. To understand the way of living as presented from the authors

The second thought struck me most as I have been studying these letters for two years now.

We study multiple letters and work through a theology to not only get a direct perspective of the authors–what they tell us–but to derive what they did in multiple situations.

To learn their actions and not just their words.

“But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:39‬ ‭ESV‬‬

And so we must continue to study and live out lives if Christ. Not shrinking back.

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