July 05, 2018: SOAP #3136: Hosea 2-5; Hebrews 2
Scripture: Hebrews (NIV) 2:10 In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So, Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.
Observation: The main story of the Bible is not what man can do for God, but what God has done for man! History is truly “His story!” The above verse deals with the part of the story where God so loves the mankind He created that He sends His sinless Son, to become a man and die for man’s sins. In this way people can become part of the sinless family of God! Now when man’s sins have been properly covered with a sinless blood sacrifice—now when man is forgiven, the living Jesus is not ashamed to identify with man as brothers.
Application: After all that Jesus suffered for me, I should live my life as being honored to be a part of God’s family. The cost payed to release me from sin proves that I am loved and that I have value to God. The main story line is not what I can do for God, but what God has done for me! –and what He has prepared for my future!
Prayer: Jesus, forgive me for taking my place in your family so lightly. Such a high honor deserves my deepest appreciation. Thank you for forgiving me and accepting me. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!