Hebrews 4:15 “This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin.” ~NLT
As a Christian I pray on and write these devotions with Jesus Christ as my foundation. I say this because I do not know who the Lord will bless with them as others with different beliefs also have access to them. I saw a post on social media the other day that read: “There are 4200 world religions, but there’s only one empty tomb. There’s only one man who conquered sin, death and hell forever.” There’s only one way to Heaven. And that is through Jesus Christ! Jesus says in John 14:6, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” ~NLT
Social media vs scripture. The post read well and was interesting, but, I referenced the post on social media because I wanted to show you that a decision had to be made in my life. I chose to let go of my personal feelings and strengthen my relationship with God through His Word. In other words, if I can’t back any claim up by scripture, then the claim is packed away in a ‘worldly’ suitcase.
I live my life by scripture. Jesus said you must know Him in order to come to the Father. Jesus said you must love and live Him in order to come to the Father. This means strengthening your relationship with Him. Like losing weight, or eating right, this will not happen overnight. But we must position ourselves and work on making our spiritual journey a spiritual ‘habit’. And we can only do this if we, (at first), make scripture a priority.
Jesus is the ‘Truth’ because He was without sin but took on our sins for us. He is the ‘Truth’ because He faced hardships, tests and trials just like we do. He could have rained down the angels from heaven to stop His agonizing torture, but He did not because He knew that a part of being an advocate for you and me was that He had to see it through.
He is the ‘Way’ because God chose Him to be. God cannot not associate with sin. We are with sin. God loves us and wants us to have the chance to be with Him so He chose His Son to take on sin, die with it and be resurrected for our salvation. It is the belief and faith in this sacrificial act that we are allowed access to the Father!!!
He is the ‘Life’ because He repaired the access to ‘eternal life’. That access was broken with Adam but repaired by Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection! We must not live our lives thinking we are alone in what we are going through because Jesus, “…understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do…” The “…Way, the Truth and the Life…” How awesome is it to have a Savior?!!!
Stand firm in knowing who Christ is. He is the, “...Way, the Truth and the Life…”! Seek the Father through Him by exercising and practicing verse 16 of Hebrews chapter 4, “…let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God.” Get in the good habit of reading, studying, hearing, and doing the Word of God until you have it down to a daily practice. And then, “…There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” ~NLT
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Authors Billy & Yolanda
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