Friday, November 20, 2015

Hebrews 5:5-10

Hebrews 5:5-10
Contemporary English Version (CEV) 

  The obedience of Christ led him to a place where he can 'save forever all who obey him'.  Obedience, which was excruciatingly difficult at the time, paid dividends later.
  In our consumerist society, we like to have our rewards now -- we don't want to have to wait for them.  We certainly don't expect to suffer for anything!  The momentary trumps the long-term, so we give up long-term gains in order to achieve satisfaction now.
  But Christ shows us a better way.  He shows us how obedience now leads to greater rewards later.  Denying ourselves now can lead to a richer and more abundant life.  Obedience, rather than indulgence, is the wiser path, for it can draw us closer to God and help us see the fuller vision of Kingdom life.

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