Jesus: Made like His brothers!

Scripture reading for October 15th:  Hebrews 2

“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.  For if the message  spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation?”  (Hebrews 2:1-3)  Because Jesus is far superior to the angels and His message is final, we must pay closer attention to it.  Drift is never towards God or Christ!  Ignorance will not be an excuse for those who have heard the Word of Christ Jesus.  God confirmed this Word with signs, wonders, and gifts of the Holy Spirit.  We must hold fast to Christ, not allow anything to distract us along the way!

Jesus is now exalted to God’s right hand and crowned with honor and glory because of His willing suffering of death for the sins of men.  He willingly tasted death in order to bring many other sons to glory.  “Since children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil– and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.  For surely it is not angels He helps, but Abraham’s descendants.  For this reason He had to be made like His brothers in every way, in order that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that He might make atonement for the sins of the people.”    (Hebrews 2:14-17)

Jesus shared our humanity in order to identify with our plight and and come to our aid when we are tempted.  He is now the faithful High Priest who covered our sins and comes to our aid when we are tempted.  We must listen to Him!

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