Monday, June 27, 2011

Pay Closer Attention-6/272011

"For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it." Heb 2:1

Chapter 1 of the book of Hebrews relates two basic but important pieces of information. First, it imparts that God speaks to us. He always has and does so even now through His son, Jesus. Second, it makes a clear distinction between Jesus and any other entity.

Beloved, because God is and because Jesus is who he is, we would be well served to listen to what He as revealed to us in His holy and divinely inspired word. Though the bible could never contain all that God is, it does contain all we need to know about Him. The scriptures are God breathed. In them are found the words of life. In fact, we should be so interested in Him who made us that we pattern ourselves after the Bereans (who searched the scriptures daily). It is by this that we will be able to determine who He is and what His will and way is for our lives.

In the word, we also learn all we need to know about our Savior. It tells us how and why he came to this earth, took on flesh, fed, taught, healed and eventually hung, bled and died, that we might have access to everlasting life. No other living being could have accomplished this. Our salvation is absolutely dependant upon this fact.

For this reason, we must attend ourselves to the things that have been given to us through the word of God.

Loving Like Jesus,


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