Friday 3 September, 2021

Hebrews 2:1-4

2 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

Christianity is far from a made-up faith system or religion. It is not blind faith at all. As the writer of Hebrews stresses, Jesus himself announced our salvation – available only through Himself. Then eyewitnesses (the disciples) reported Jesus’ death and resurrection. Then God Himself confirmed it all to be true by miracles that only the Holy Spirit could do.

But that leaves us with a problem. If Christianity is the real deal, how am I living? Am I loving others and speaking with complete certainty and boldness of the reality of Jesus? Am I living out the salvation that He purchased for us, and the sure hope that can be found only in Him?

Jesus, please help me not ignore your sure salvation and live as if it is secondary, or worse still, not real at all. My life and the lives on those around me depend on it.

Amen

Written by Boudy Van Noppen

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