Hebrews 2 - One Souce

Hebrews 2:2-3 - "For since ... every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?" How indeed.

Hebrews 2:8-9 - "At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. But we see him ... " People for centuries have been asking, "If God is in control why ...". Yes, God is in control, and everything is subject to Him, but we don't see that just yet. Presently, it doesn't look as if He's in control, that the world is subject to His authority. But we can see Jesus, "crowned with glory and honor", and that's enough.

God hasn't granted us insight into the inner workings of his ongoing plan, but he's given us Jesus to show that He is just and He is in command and that is enough.

Hebrews 2:11 - "For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source." Think about this for a bit, let it rattle around in that flawed brain of yours. You, flawed, sinful, wretched, imperfect, selfish, ungodly and He, Jesus, perfect, sinless, pure, holy, selfless and true are of the same source. Yes, you both come from God in the same way the trees and animals and planets and molecules come from God, but I don't think that's what he's referring to here. No, you and he, separate and opposite like oil and water, not come from the same source, because he came down so that you might be brought up.

You and I live every day in proof that we are not of God. Yet God has claimed us. Not only claimed us, but gifted us a new source code, a new history, his own righteousness. We and Jesus now have one source and therefore, Christ is not ashamed to call us brothers.

Christian, if this does not stir your soul I don't know what will.

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