Central to the gospel message is the need to be honest with reality. In our prayer and worship help today we are going to spend a moment meditating on the dangers of not closing with Christ, of being near the kingdom, but refusing for whatever reason to come to grips with our true need found alone in Him.
Today for our devotion from Bethany ARP we looked at Hebrews 8:1-6. In this passage the author of Hebrews reiterates what is gained by Christ being High Priest and what is lost if we maintain our faith in the old covenant.
These questions provide a battle plan of how that is taking place. It is in the proclamation of the free offer of the gospel that men are washed in the blood of the lamb, and as more and more come to faith in Jesus the more the world itself is being transformed by the spread of God’s truth from nation to nation, people to people, to every hill and vale on earth.
Consider again for a moment the way in which our own unwillingness to ask for help, especially when we know that we need it, leads to peril.
For today’s devotion from Bethany Church we heard an encouragement from Charles Spurgeon to get to know Jesus better. It’s worth the spiritual blessing to spend time dedicated to improve our knowledge of Christ.
Today in our devotion from Bethany ARP we looked at Hebrews 7:20-28. There we heard a bit more on the superiority of the high priesthood of Christ vs. the old covenant order of Aaron.
The Larger Catechism questions for today are a great benefit to accomplishing that. For the believer there is always a need to be comforted in the reminder that everything we have, everything we need, both now and in the future, has their yeah and amen in the ongoing ministry of our Savior.
The world looks down on believers when we call out for Christ in weakness, but it is there where we see our resting in Jesus be the strongest blessing.
Desiring to see his people not fall into the same trap Thomas Boston gives six helpful examples of ways the individual Christian can work to help in his own heart to prevent a slackness in his hope in the Lord.