In Hebrews, chapter 2, we learn about Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross. What He did there and why the cross is so important. He was very humble to go through all this pain for us. Paul wrote about this encounter and more starting with verse 9, which reads, “but we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.” (Hebrews 2:9-13) As for me and my house, we will praise the Lord for all that Jesus has done for us. He suffered on the cross that we may be forgiven and be sanctified through His blood. He is our creator, of which He is crowned with glory in heaven. Praise Him. He is worthy. Jesus died that You may become alive through Him. Your sins can be forgiven. Simply confess your sins and allow Him to change your life. His mercy is for you.
Paul also said, “forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” (Hebrews 2:14-18) Jesus has the power over death. Even after He suffered and died on the cross, He was raised up the third day. Death could not hold Him down, for Jesus is from eternity to eternity. The devil may be able to inflict pain upon people in this life, but in Christ, we will also rise to be with Him. And in heaven, there will be no more pain, sorrow, or death. He is faithful to every person who puts their trust in Him. Even our High Priest, of which He was able to pay the last penalty for sins through His blood. Jesus is the lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world. Look to the Lord in faith and He will lead you from temptation and into His majestic arms. This is unto salvation.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love You and am so grateful for Your sacrifice on the cross. Thank You for dying for my sins and for the world also. I am just grateful that I was important in Your eyes, as to die for me. I know that I have not always lived a life pleasing in Your sight. I have done a lot of wicked things that I know that You have been upset about. For this reason, have I confessed my sins over the years, that You may have mercy upon my soul. Even now do I do sinful things that I realize are wrong afterward and pray that You will forgive me. I am not perfect, but pray that I will be shielded from the fiery darts of the enemy. I trust that You have the power to lead me from temptation every time I call upon Your Name. My flesh may be weak on my own right, but I am made strong in Your presence. Keep my eyes fixed upon You, that I may not go astray. I love Your presence and need more of You and the Holy Spirit in my life daily. Nothing I have in the flesh is worth more than my time with You in the Bible, prayer, worship, and in doing Your will. I am so much happier when I have listened to Your guidance and done what You have said. Not only are other people blessed, but I feel overly blessed for what took place. Lord, use me for Your kingdom. I want more of You and less of me. Light up my life, that other people may see You in me. I trust in You, my King. I love You so much, my Lord. Amen.