The first part of the above Bible verse refers to God’s promise to the Israelites, His chosen people, that He would give them the land named Canaan.
You have come to Jesus, the one who mediates the new covenant between God and people, and to the sprinkled blood, which graciously forgives instead of crying out for vengeance as the blood of Abel did. Hebrews 12:24 NLT
Some time ago, a young woman we know, said that she felt some uneasiness about my wife and I, and therefore went and did a name search on Google to check us out. According to her she found some very disturbing stories about us.
“When they heard this, the people in the synagogue were furious. Jumping up, they mobbed Him and took Him to the edge of the hill on which the city was built. They intended to push Him over the cliff, but He slipped away through the crowd and left them.” Luke 4:28-30 NLT
One of the ancient prophets – who was persecuted, lied about, and falsely accused – was the very good looking Joseph, a godly man, who was the second youngest son of Jacob and also the favorite.