Thursday January 6, 2022

Thursday – January 6th – Hebrews 2:16-18     -----      
2:16) For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 
17) Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 
18) For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
     Happy Thursday my fellow scripture readers. Thursday has arrived quickly this week, which means the weekend is almost here. Our inspirational verse for today deserves a second read and appropriate consideration on how it might impact our lives as followers of Jesus. While we could all agree that this is not a biblical quote and many of us might be tempted think this could easily be attributed to the infamous Chinese philosopher Confucius, it is simply a wise comment on human nature. For me the bottom line is a stern lesson in patience. As individual, and as a society, we tend to want things to happen immediately and exactly in the way we envision the scenario unfolding. However, the Bible constantly reminds us that some of the best things in life are worth an extended wait. If you are waiting on God to do something spectacular in your life – then spend a little more time at the dock, and maybe pass that time by reading scripture and praying.

     In our pick verses today the author of Hebrews wraps up this short section on how God helps us in times of temptation. Just that statement right there requires a moment of pondering for me. All too often I dismiss the potential availability for God’s help when I am tempted. I tend to think I am all alone and must muster up all my inner strength to overcome the tactics of the devil, but it doesn’t have to be that way for me or for you. Jesus became human so that as the High Priest, He could save God’s people from the guilt of sin and from the power of temptation. Jesus understands our struggles and is able to deliver us from the lure of temptations. Through his unwavering faithfulness, Jesus has done all that is required for our sins to be forgiven. Our only action is to lean into the power God has over temptation and sin.
  Pastor Jim
Friday – January 7th – Hebrews 3:1
*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Locations 1317-1318). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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