The author of the New Testament book of Hebrews begins the book by describing Jesus, “He (Jesus) is the radiance of His (God the father’s) glory and the exact representation of His nature.”
In the next chapter we learn of the great sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf, “Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels…so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.”
Sacrifice can be a noble thing. Most of us have made sacrifices at one time or another. Parents especially know sacrifice and often make them happily. We love our children and willingly go without so that they might have something, an experience or material thing that we see as vital for them. Making a sacrifice is an act of love.
In part, the writer of Hebrews tells us, Jesus did this, being “tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.” Jesus became like us so that He might work in and through us to make us more like Himself.
During Midday Prayer Time this week, around 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM, I’ll be sharing some of these verses that deal with the great sacrifice of Jesus from the first two chapters of Hebrews.
Mon 08/01/22 Hebrews 1:1-4
Tue 08/02/22 Hebrews 2:1-3
Wed 08/03/22 Hebrews 2:9-10
Thu 08/04/22 Hebrews 2:14-15
Fri 08/05/22 Hebrews 2:17-18
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