Thursday, May 23, 2013

The same yesterday, today and forever

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8, NASB). 

Last night, I thought about how God is simply a striking difference from me. I can miss chances to help someone, but His wisdom and love are ongoing. This morning, I read the verse above. It reminded me of Jesus' faithfulness and how much we need Him.

God's love is shown through Jesus' actions. Jesus, God's Son, was a blameless substitute for the price of our wrongs. God kept His Word about the Messiah - Jesus fulfilled this prophecy from the past. Jesus' sacrifice makes it possible for us to be freed today from the grip that sin threatens to have on us. In Him, we can have a restored relationship with our Creator, by grace and through faith.

Kelli Martin
How is Christ changeless? Some thoughts that came to mind for me:
  • As God, He is faithful and keeps His promises (Psalm 33:4, Isaiah 9:6)
  • His sacrifice sets believers free from fear - our confidence is in Him (Hebrews 4:14-16)
  • He vouches for us as our substitute (Hebrews 2:17-18)
  • As we face hard times and doubts, He's a disciple's anchor - we believe in Him and His lead (Hebrews 6:19)
Let's thank God for His faithfulness. Let's pray we see times to share this changeless Christ with others.