Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hebrews 3:1-6

Hebrews 3:1-6
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  Think of inspiring people.  Often, they point beyond themselves, whether it is to a larger organization or to some character trait (such as perseverance) that we find desirable.  In their actions or words, we look beyond them and find inspiration to strive towards our own goals.
  Moses served in this role.  He lived a faithful life, and in doing so he pointed beyond himself to God, who deserved whatever honor people wanted to direct towards Moses.
  What often happens is that a little voice pops into our head and tells us that we deserve the honor for whatever action we have undertaken.  We start to believe that it's all about us, and we block the flow of the praise that should go through us and toward God.  We absorb it all, and we like the way it makes us feel.
  So let us keep ourselves focused on Christ.  In doing so, we direct whatever praise is given to us toward God, and hopefully people see our good works and give glory to our Father in heaven.  May our lives be a conduit to Christ!

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