Today you should read: Hebrews 2
The author of Hebrews warns the Jewish Christians to pay close attention to the Gospel and how tempting it will be to drift away from it (v. 1). The Jews had been caught up in the law and a messiah who would physically save them for so long that it would’ve been easy for them to look past the superiority of their fulfilled messiah, Jesus Christ and the new kingdom that He was ushering in through them. He then talks about the importance of realizing what it meant for God to come down to earth as a human being (v. 7-8) and how we’re even lower on the totem pole than angels but only for this life because the salvation that Jesus offers is only for us (v. 16) and we don’t want to miss out on the importance of this Gospel message.
This chapter is important because like the Jewish Christians at this time, it can be easy for us to miss the Gospel message right in front of us. A lot of us want to live the Christian life or want our kids, families and friends to benefit from it but we ignore the power that brings that life change to it. We can even get caught up in religious things like the Christian Jews did (emphasis on law, angels, etc.) but unless it’s rooted in the important message of Jesus Christ as that fulfilled Messiah who sacrificed His life for us on the cross to pay the due penalty of our sins and then raised Himself from the grave to prove that He alone has the power of sin, satan and death, then it’s not much of a Christian life or message. Jesus is the founder of salvation and if the Jewish Christians can forget that when they were anticipating their messiah for so long, it’s just as easy for us to forget it. So don’t let Sundays, Connect Group nights and your daily devotions pass by without cherishing the reason for God’s Word and the power behind your life change.
Posted by: Erik Koliser