Holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.

Hebrews 3: 1

 

For me a picture is often much clearer and easier to understand than are words. In fact, it is usually true that when that picture is created by the actions of another person, I grasp the thing that is being demonstrated even better. So, the best way to learn a new skill, to change an old habit, or to understand a different concept is to follow along through life with a true master. Jesus is our perfect demonstration of what life should look like, and He gave us a complete picture of the way that He lived so that we can more readily grow in our understanding and application of the righteousness that God calls all of His children to follow.

 

When we need to love an unlovely person, look at Jesus. When we are faced with pain and hurt, look at Jesus. When life seems cruel and unjust, look at Jesus. He shows us how we should respond to the oppression of evil in our world and in our own lives. Christ provides us with the answers to all of our most troubling questions and concerns. Jesus experienced it all, and His Spirit caused all of His experience to be set down for us in His Word. Then, that same Spirit talks to our hearts and minds to explain how these events that took place 2,000 years ago are still as valuable and pertinent today as they were on the day that they were written.

 

If you are in Christ, you are in this life with God, and the Lord, God Almighty of the Universe, is in your life with you. He loves you totally. He will lead your steps through this day; and He counsels, corrects, praises, strengthens, and supports you in everything. We can turn to the Lord with praise and worship throughout every day, for He is the only true High Priest of our life’s journey, and His truth, which is demonstrated by real life experiences, will take us through this day with heart-deep peace and joy.

 

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