We constantly search for answers to life’s most important questions. Who can best speak to us about the deepest meanings of life? God speaks to us daily through His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! What does Jesus as God’s son mean to us? What do we need to know about Him? Jesus came to provide us with a righteous example and empower us to love and obey God. Without Him we fail to please God and we can be lost in sin and evil. Our daily activities can include studying Scriptures to combat any temptations we may encounter while striving to follow Jesus’ teachings. Jesus Christ, who for a little while, was revealed to us by God as being wonderfully kind when He died for everyone.
Now He is crowned with glory and honor! All of creation is to be brought together with Christ as the head of one people. Everything is done according to God’s plan of superior revelation and redemption through His wisdom and insight in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Let us who were in the first to hope in Christ, praise God without ceasing. In an inescapable moment of calm resolve emerge impulsively and praise God’s glory. With abundant mercy and love, while we have been spiritually dead in our disobedience, He brought us to life with Jesus Christ.
The book of Hebrews was written to encourage the early Christians in their faith. Jesus Christ is presented as the Son of God, being superior to the prophets of the Old Testament, to the angels and to Moses. Jesus has been declared by God to be an eternal priest. Through Jesus, believers are saved from sin and not shadowed by rituals and animal sacrifices of their Hebrew culture. According to the writer of Hebrews, we as believers are to remain faithful to God until the end of life with our eyes fixed on Jesus and to also endure our assigned suffering and persecution that may come to us.
Can stress lead us away from God? Believing in Christ and His control of our eternal life may be the most needed help when we are confronted with daily insurmountable problems. Are we guilty of professing belief, but we deny belief in practice? Let us continue to ask God, through His Son, for overcoming power to confront complex issues of life. After we seek Godly advice through prayer, God will speak to us and sustain us in stressful situations. God, through His Son, is our only source of help! We as present day believers are on the same journey. If any of us become lost, suffering is noticed by friends and relatives who often try to assist in any way humanly possible.
A spiritual self-changing assessment may be helpful to our growth patterns. Are we eager to listen to God’s word? Have we lost the desire to be filled with His knowledge and understanding? Psalm 119 can be read to learn of the many ways God’s word is described. It may be beneficial to spend some quiet time with God. If we fail to read His book, we can plan to include this in our schedule as often as possible. Making a list of our blessings and another of problems might allow us to realize how God’s goodness outweighs our problems. Understanding God’s goodness keeps us happier. To make it real, just assess one day and recall seen and unseen favors from God. Because we are blessed by Him, a list can be quickly created by thinking positively.
The blood of Jesus gives us boldness to feel confident to call on God for ourselves. Our access to God through Jesus Christ involves gratitude, His forgiveness, comfort, our salvation and eternal life. How can we motivate each other to show more love and to do good deeds for God? By being fruitful to God, how are we encouraging each other spiritually? Let us continue hoping without wavering because the One who makes promises to us is reliable! Being a unique negotiator, Paul gave thanks for the Colossians (1:10) by praying for them to live lives worthy of the Lord and pleasing to Him in every way while producing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God.
Let us conclude by agreeing that Jesus Christ is the most credible and definitely the most authoritative guide in our lives from God. Humanity, with limited spiritual sight, must depend on God through His Son, Jesus Christ. His instructions are preserved permanently in the Holy Bible. An amazing truth for us to remember is that God’s way is forever affordable!
Mrs. Gladys R. McElmore, a resident of Norfolk’s Middle Town Arch Community, is a New Journal and Guide Freelance Contributor on religion. She is a native of Essex County, Va.