Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hebrews 2:9 NIV 2011

But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

 

While the author never identifies himself, a man well versed in the Old Testament wrote Hebrews. Addressed primarily to Jewish converts because they were tempted to add to the gospel. Paul wrote to the Galatians about this in 2:14, “When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel.” The absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Christ is revealed by God’s grace in His final sacrifice at the cross. Both Paul and Hebrew’s author used Psalm 8 revealing David’s praise of God’s creation. Old Testament prophecy pointed to Jesus Christ. Jesus’ death made sinful man’s redemption possible. Jesus fulfilled prophecy as God’s final perfect sacrifice for the sins of all.

 

Our pastor’s words this morning were poignant ones worth remembering. “We are created in the image of God. We have tremendous value.” The value of Christ’s sacrifice is indescribable. When I look at the cross I wear around my neck it is a visible reminder of what Jesus did for me. I’m a sinner saved by God’s amazing grace. The One Old Testament Scriptures pointed toward chose to offer His life for all who believe by gifting them each eternal life.

 

What small sacrifices can we make daily?

 

God’s valued children,

S

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