Sunday, December 21, 2008

But We See Jesus

December 21: Hebrews 1-6

5 Now it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere,

“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
7 You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,
8 putting everything in subjection under his feet.”

Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
Hebrews 2:5-9

But We See Jesus

But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

You know, we do not really escape death when we become Christians! Oh yes, we escape our death, but that is only because a death was made on our behalf. So, death was not escaped, but was paid by another, even Christ Jesus.

One of the themes of this part of Hebrews is that many see and view the same things, and some even seem to accept Christ for a time, but in the end, only those who by God's grace, accept Christ as their own personal Savior, and then, also by His grace, live faithfully for Him are those for whom Christ died.

We, as Christians, are no better than anyone else in the world, but we see Jesus for Who He truly is. When we look at that baby in the manger, we see His sacrifice on the cross for us, and His resurrection unto life eternal, where we, too, will join Him forever and ever!

God, the Son, made Himself a little lower than the angels, was born to a poor family, lived in subjection to them until he was of age, ministered to the lost, died for their sins, was resurrected, and now sits at the right hand of God. There has never, and will never be told a greater story. Remember that this Christmas morning!

God Bless You,
Linda

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