This is a challenging season. Not gonna lie. But when I feel like giving up, I remember that Jesus didn’t. He completed what God had called Him to do and set us free. Maybe someone else needs to see us being faithful when life is hard. Hold fast, friends. God is enough. The work He accomplished is still at work in us if we will just believe and stand firm!
Bible Reading of the Day: Hebrews 1-3
“2 In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son. God has appointed him heir of all things and made the universe through him. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. 4 So he became superior to the angels, just as the name he inherited is more excellent than theirs.”
Hold Fast!—Don’t Drift Away!
Hebrews 1 reveals the nature of Jesus Christ. Because we understand that God came in the flesh to pay for our sins, how ought we to live? We who have been recipients of the highest grace? Hebrews 2 is the answer.
“For this reason, we must pay attention all the more to what we have heard, so that we will not drift away. 2 For if the message spoken through angels was legally binding and every transgression and disobedience received a just punishment, 3 how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? This salvation had its beginning when it was spoken of by the Lord, and it was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 At the same time, God also testified by signs and wonders, various miracles, and distributions of gifts from the Holy Spirit according to his will.”
In the natural flesh, we drift away. But Jesus’ coming is an impetus for us to remain faithful. We don’t have to fear death anymore. We have been set free!
Scripture of the Day: Hebrews 2:14-15 (NLT)
“14 Because God’s children are human beings—made of flesh and blood—the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. 15 Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.”
Running this race is challenging, isn’t it? But we need to hold fast!
“12 Watch out, brothers and sisters, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception. 14 For we have become participants in Christ if we hold firmly until the end the reality that we had at the start. 15 As it is said: ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.'”
Don’t let unbelief or hardship keep you from trusting in Jesus.
Hold fast to His goodness. Hold fast to His promises. And hold fast to Him and His precious word.
- Christ has set us free from the fear of death.
- We just need to hold fast to His word and to his promises, friends!
7-Fold One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Day #273: Hebrews 1-3
Scripture of the Day: Hebrews 2:14-15
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