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More than a Great Teacher and Prophet, Jesus is God

Posted on August 6, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

John 10:28-30 NIV

What a Friend We have in Jesus is a great old hymn many of us have sung since we were children. Indeed, Jesus is our friend. John 15:3 reveals the extend of that friendship: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Notice what He said about himself in our focus text. “I and the Father are one.” Jesus is more than a friend, He is God.

I emphasize this point because it is a major truth that is often missed, minimized, or even denied by those who claim to be in the faith. If we say we believe in Jesus, then we must rely upon His claims about himself.

Let’s go back to the beginning of John’s gospel for some valuable insight on the divinity of Christ.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John 1:1-3

Jesus is “the Word,” referenced in verse 1. We know that because John clarified the meaning later in verse 14. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father.”

And since Jesus is “the Word,” He is God who has been since the beginning. Don’t miss the third verse of John. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”  Jesus has always been, and He is the Creator.

So, at Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Christ, it is actually the historical event in which God, who has always been, became flesh and dwelt among us. That’s where we get the doctrinal truth that Jesus is the God-Man. He is fully God and fully man. And He is not half and half as our finite minds might try to rationalize.

Philippians 2:6-8 gives us more insight into how Jesus set aside His deity to become the only acceptable sacrifice for the redemption of mankind.

6Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death — even death on a cross!

This ultimate sacrificial act of humility earned Jesus the highest position and greatest of all names, worthy of all worship. As you will notice in the following text, “every knee” will ultimately acknowledge that “Jesus Christ is Lord.” You and I worship Him as Lord — now and forever. But for those who reject Him, they too will one day bow down in worship. Sadly, their acknowledgement will come in defeat and not in victory.

9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11

Now that I’ve presented the case for Jesus as God, I want you to think of this amazing fact. God loves us with the greatest love of all. Enough to empty Himself of His deity, become a man, and give His life for His friends.

Jesus is not just a great prophet as some would like you to believe. He wasn’t just a good teacher or the leader of a misguided cult. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Revelation 19:6) He reigns over heaven and earth,  (Matthew 28:18) and He is coming again to reward all who trust in Him.

Make no mistake, Jesus is God. To believe anything less is to remain lost in sin and unsaved.

For more on this topic, check out this article: Jesus Saves and Keeps You Saved

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 3 (July – September) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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How God Works for Us Behind the Scenes

Posted on July 16, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Genesis 50:20

These are the words of Joseph in response to his brothers’ request for mercy. Their intent to harm him had failed and Joseph had become the second most powerful leader in Egypt. Out of jealousy, they sold him into slavery. But God had a different plan for Joseph’s life.

In Romans 8:31, Paul writes, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” God uses us for His good purposes and blesses us DESPITE the evil intentions of our enemies, and threatening circumstances of life. No person or situation can keep us from God’s unfailing love.

38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

We know that faith is not what we see, but what we don’t see. (Hebrews 11:1) Although it may appear that nothing is happening to deliver you from your difficult situation, God is working behind the scenes, directing people and events to align with your need. He will help you in His time and in His way. While you wait, He grows you in the faith and teaches you to rely on Him and not yourself.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

When Joseph’s brothers sought to get rid of him, he was purchased as a slave to Potiphar, the captain of Pharaoh’s guard. In time, Joseph became Potiphar’s personal assistant. Potiphar’s wife took a liking to Joseph and attempted to seduce him, but he refused. So she falsely accused him of rape, and he was thrown into prison. Again, Joseph was in what looked like a hopeless situation. But God wasn’t finished. Contacts in prison miraculously opened the door for Joseph to work for Pharaoh which ultimately led to his high government position.

Joseph was sold into slavery in his teens. The time of reunion with his brothers and their request for forgiveness didn’t come until he was in his thirties. But in all that time, God was moving the pieces of Joseph’s puzzle, putting everything in perfect alignment to vindicate him.

How desperate and hopeless Joseph must have felt when he was sold into slavery by his brothers. Even when it appeared his life had turned around, a lie sent him to prison. Falsely accused. Treated as a criminal. Held captive amidst thugs and murderers. He had to have felt lower than low. But God was still working.

God knows what you need, He loves you, cares for you, and wants the best for you.

Whenever I’m in a bad situation, I believe God will answer my prayer. I don’t know how, nor when. But I am confident He is working behind the scenes, preparing my blessing, and at just the right time He will come through for me. He always has. I have no reason to doubt that He always will.

Thinking about God at work, even when I can’t see evidence that anything has changed helps me get through hard times. Today’s disappointment just means that God has something better.

If on this day you need deliverance, I pray that God will lift your burden and grant His favor.

For more on this topic, check out this article: How God Works for Your Good

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 3 (July – September) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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How God Protects Us from Satanic Attacks

Posted on July 7, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

2 Thessalonians 3:3

Studies have concluded that many Christians do not believe Satan is a literal being. They see him as a figurative representation of evil. However, I believe there is more than enough scriptural evidence to prove the devil is real.

Satan has supernatural but limited power. He is not deity. He is not comparable to God. Unlike our Lord, the devil is not omnipotent (all powerful), nor omniscient (all knowing), nor omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time). And the evil one is definitely not immutable (unchanging and unchangeable). God’s truth never changes. But there is no truth in Satan. He twists, convolutes, lies, and manipulates to accomplish his evil purposes.

Satan is a created being, a fallen angel who hates both God and man and works to defeat God’s plan of grace and salvation through Christ.

This is the first of three devotions in which we will explore the reality of Satan. Today, we’ll look at How God Protects Us from Satanic Attacks. Tomorrow, we’ll explore What You Can Do to Guard Against Satanic Attack. And then on the third day the subject will be 7 Ways Satan Attacks Believers.

Before we freak out over this evil menace who desires to harm us, we must keep the promise in our focus text top of mind. But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

In fact, Jesus’ earthly mission was to destroy the devil’s work (1 John 3:8) which He accomplished by His victory at Calvary and the beginning of the age of grace.

Notice how Jesus contrasted His redemptive work with Satan’s destructive plan. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10) Satan robs and kills. Jesus gives abundant life.

Jesus defeated Satan, but He didn’t destroy him. That will come later after the Lord’s second coming. Until then, the devil remains, prowling like a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8), looking to keep unbelievers from the faith (2 Corinthians 4:4), and disrupting the lives of believers. (2 Corinthians 11:3)

Before going to the cross, Jesus expressed His concern about Satan’s attacks on His followers in a prayer to the Father. “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.” (John 17:15)

Back to our focus text. Notice the two things that God will faithfully do for us: strengthen and protect.

Neither term means that our lives will be kept from attack. Scripture teaches otherwise. But we can expect that when we are assaulted with evil that God will strengthen us for the ordeal and protect us from irreparable harm.

Tomorrow, we’ll look at how God has equipped us to handle demonic attacks. An important segment of scripture on the subject is found in Ephesians 6. At verse 6, in the context of protecting ourselves with the shield of faith, we learn that we can “extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” As Christians we can expect that Satan will launch assaults against us, but God strengthens us for the battle and protects us by fending off Satan’s arrows.

The devil is noisy, brash, and can stir up more than enough racket to unsettle you. Your day can be going along nicely and all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, all hell breaks loose. An irate coworker. An unfair demand from a boss. A false accusation by a friend or family member. Trouble in your home life or a shocking health concern.

Just remember, when those evil arrows start flying, that God has promised to protect you. My wife and I have had many discussions over the years on this topic. We have regularly observed that “the arrows fly, but nothing hits.” Lots of scary stuff, but we will survive the attack.

Can everything bad that happens to us be attributed to Satan? No. We’ll look at ways to recognize what is and what isn’t OF the devil in the third devotional in this series.

Here’s the good news. You’re on the winning team. Satan can intimidate you but he can’t have you. In the end, he will be destroyed. (Revelation 12:9; 19:20)

When you suspect you are under demonic attack — PRAY. Claim God’s promise: “… the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 3 (July – September) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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Take the High Road with Godly Revenge

Posted on June 27, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Romans 12:19

I assume that you haven’t made it this far in life without someone hurting you deeply or treating you badly. When it happened, how did you respond? Did you get even? Did you seek revenge?

The desire to retaliate for wrong doing from others is a natural response. You hit. I hit back. I suppose the evolution crowd would claim such behavior can be linked to the days when cavemen were attacked by dinosaurs and they had to fight back for survival.

Revenge stems from anger, an emotion given by God. And just like all human emotions and desires, we must learn to control it.

Newborn babies come into the world as cute little balls of emotion. The slightest thing sets them off. Eventually, they learn that excessive use of certain emotions helps them get what they want. Thus, hissy fits in the cereal aisle at the grocery store. But as they grow older, if we are so fortunate, they learn to control their emotions. We call that maturity.

Emotions and desires can be controlled, but it is unhealthy to deny them. Deep hurt and all its emotional manifestations must be dealt with. Like we say to a hurting friend who’s fighting back tears, “Let it out.”

But what about revenge? That is unresolved anger with a specific target. Someone has wronged us and we want to inflict at least as much havoc as they have inflicted upon us. As that feeling boils inside us, it plots and looks for payback sufficient to give relief from our agony.

Then God says, “Do not repay anyone evil for evil.” (Romans 12:17) And you decide it’s okay to retaliate if you can find a way to do it without committing an evil act.

While you contemplate your non-evil revenge, God speaks again.

Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19

Please don’t miss this. When you come to grips with this amazing revelation, it will help relieve that pressure building up inside you to retaliate. Look passed the instruction, “Do not take revenge.” Even beyond “… leave room for God’s wrath.” Focus your attention on the Lord’s words, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay.”

Did you catch that? God says, “Let me handle it. I’ve got it. I’ll take it from here. You don’t have to do a thing.”

Will He really do that? Will God really settle the score?

The Lord didn’t say “maybe.” He said, “I will…”

But how? How will He repay?

We’re not given a specific answer. So anything would be speculation. But we do know that God’s ways are not our ways. He can perform beyond human limitations. He has all power, knowledge, and wisdom at His disposal. That means that His solution will be vastly superior to anything we could come up with.

Not only can we not know how God will repay, we can’t know when. We’re just told that He will.

There’s an admonition in Romans 12:14 that is worthy of note. “… bless and do not curse.” Instead of returning evil for evil, hurt for hurt, pain for pain — BLESS.

Rather than cursing your enemies, bless them. Leave the consequences for their grievous actions up to God. Beyond that, pray for them to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Pray that their salvation will change them so much that they will never commit an evil act against anyone again.

For more on this topic, check out this article: Your Thorn of Trouble that Won’t Go Away

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 2 (April – June) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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How to Insure God’s Guidance in Your Life

Posted on June 7, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Do you remember your high school guidance counselor? It was her/his job to help you make the right academic choices to prepare you for a vocation. But when we pray for God’s guidance we’re asking for so much more.

Your request for God’s guidance can be a blanket prayer. “Lord, show me the way.” Or your prayer for guidance might be specific. “Should I quit my job and find a new one?” “Should I ask her to marry me?”

There is no one who can give better advice than God. He has all wisdom and knowledge. Not only can He point you in the right direction, He can clear the path and protect you along the way. “… He will make your paths straight.”

When we are looking for a solution to a problem, there may appear to be several answers. Like that old game show, Let’s Make a Deal, the solution could be behind door #1, door #2, or door #3. If God would just answer loud and clear. But — you hear nothing. And you are left to fend for yourself. You wonder why God didn’t answer your prayer.

God gave you a free will and wisdom to make your own choices. At times, He will make your choice clear. But most often, He leaves it up to you to make the wise decision.

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one  who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:5-6

The wisdom God gives us is directly linked to our faith. “… when you ask, you must believe and not doubt.”

God created you to think and reason for yourself. As a Christian, you have the extra added benefit of the heavenly Father to watch over you and His word to equip you for every scenario.

Since we have all these God-given advantages for decision-making, why do we often make the wrong choices or struggle to make up our minds? That’s because we live in the world, where we are surrounded by temptation, deception, distraction, lies, hidden agendas, and countless opinions.

So decision-making is often like trying to have a quiet conversation in a noisy restaurant. The voices of this world drown out the voice of God.

Fortunately, we have been given a plan to guarantee God’s guidance in our lives. We have already seen faith is essential to wisdom. Our focus text gives us added insight.

Three Steps to Seeking God’s Guidance

(1) Trust in the LORD with all your heart– That’s the faith James talked about.

(2) Lean not on your own understanding– Remember, God’s ways aren’t our ways. As I’ve often noted in The Forever Notebook, God’s mandates don’t always make sense to us. Sometimes God’s instruction is so radically different from the norm we reason it must mean something else. Things like loving your enemies, praying for those who persecute you, or forgiving everyone who has wronged you regardless of what they have done. In this relationship with deity, our humanity is incapable of grasping the totality of God’s infinite wisdom and knowledge. Just because we don’t understand it doesn’t mean it’s not true.

(3) In all your ways submit to Him– Total surrender. Complete submission.

Now, when you do those things: trust, lean on His understanding, and submit to Him, then you are guaranteed “… He will make your paths straight.”

You can make your decisions and choices with confidence when you live your life His way.

So what is cluttering your pathway? In what ways are you failing to trust Him as you should? Which of His commands have you rejected because they didn’t seem rational or because they’re inconvenient? What areas of your life have you failed to seek God’s guidance? Confess them now and get your life on God’s sure path.

For more on this topic, check out this article: How to Learn God’s Will for Your Life

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 2 (April – June) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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Don’t Miss this Part of God’s Will for Your Life

Posted on June 6, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Discovering God’s will for our lives is often discussed and the subject of many sermons. And giving thanks is just one of the many things we can be certain is completely within the unchanging will of God. But it’s the qualification accompanying that mandate that trips us up. Give thanks in ALL circumstances.

My favorite expression for explaining continual thanksgiving is — an Attitude of Gratitude. I don’t know who first said it, but it captures the meaning beautifully.

You may be asking, “why does God expect me to do that?”

I’ll answer your question by asking you a question. Do children always think their parents’ rules are reasonable or fair? Definitely not. But why? Because they are missing the purpose or refusing to accept the reason for the rule.

God’s will is always in our best interest. Giving thanks in all circumstances can relieve us from unnecessary grief and worry. It changes our perspective, preserves our sanity, and helps us to keep going through life’s certain setbacks and trials.

The thanksgiving that endures through all circumstances is rooted in faith. We understand that our God loves us, and what He has done for us, even if He did nothing else, is wonderful beyond comprehension.

The holiday we call Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for friends and family to share a meal and give thanks for God’s blessings. But for Christians, every day should be Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and Easter.

But what about those times when the bottom drops out when we are hit with hardships and crises that bring us to our knees and seem to suck the life out of us?

For those who love Christ; faith, trust, and thanksgiving are always active. Even when we take that severe blow to the gut, they’re still there, even if barely noticeable.

Last week my grass was brown, dormant since fall. This week, it is turning green. I mentioned this phenomenon of nature to my wife — that something dead was coming back to life. Then she told me that dormancy wasn’t death, just a time for resting. At the right time, plants are renewed. And so it is with God’s believers in Christ. We go through seasons of dormancy. That doesn’t mean our faith has left us or that we have ceased to be thankful. Faith and thanksgiving aren’t always demonstrated by cheers and revelry. Sometimes they linger below the surface, still working, but not so evident for us to see.

Paul concludes his statement with the key to implementing this aspect of God’s will in our lives.… give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. We maintain this attitude of gratitude because we are in Jesus. This act of God’s will can’t be conjured up or appropriated by human effort. It can only be accomplished by God’s enablement in Christ.

In those moments, when your faith and spirit of thanksgiving are weak, pray for the Lord’s enablement. Remember Psalm 51:10?… renew a steadfast spirit within me.

For more on this topic, check out this article: Make Time to Serve Jesus Christ

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 2 (April – June) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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God’s Unparalleled Benefit Plan

Posted on May 16, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalm 103:1-5

Jobs with benefits are getting harder to find. Companies have cut costs by keeping income low and benefits to a minimum.

But we love benefits in their many forms. Healthcare, life insurance, 401K, childcare, gym memberships, etc. The more the better.

A few years back, lots of folks lost everything in their 401K funds due to a recession. When I was prematurely retired from radio, I lost my entire benefits’ package. Unfortunately, man’s benefits can be lost.

Even many of those provided with healthcare insurance have learned their coverage is limited and requires outrageous deductibles.

But then there are the benefits that come from God which are  not fleeting and uncertain. In Psalm 103, the psalmist urges us to “forget not all His benefits,” and then follows with a list.

  • forgives all your sins– When we receive Christ as personal Savior, our sins are forgiven. We are made clean by the sacrificial blood of the Lamb, Christ.
  • heals all your diseases– A few days ago, I wrote about how Jesus went to heaven to prepare a place for us. When we get there, we will receive the ultimate health benefit. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4)
  • redeems your life from the pit– Redemption means that Jesus has paid the penalty you deserve. He gave His life so you might have life eternal with Him in His heaven. Jesus redeemed you from eternal torment in hell.
  • crowns you with love and compassion– Just think of what the psalmist is saying here. God “crowns you.” When it comes to love and compassion, do you treat your children the same as the kids down the street? Of course, your children get the best you have to offer. You show them favoritism and rightfully so because they belong to you. Similarly, you have been adopted into the forever family through the work of Christ and therefore get an extra measure of His love and compassion.
  • satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagles– God gives good things to His children. He renews us day by day and at the end of this life will renew us so incredibly we will soar like eagles, unhindered by the restraints of living on this earth. No more sorrow. No more pain.

How are we to respond to these awesome benefits? We’re told in verse 1: “Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul…”

Consider all His benefits and praise Him. Do it now.

For more on this topic, check out this article: Praise the Lord Oh My Soul

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 2 (April – June) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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Jesus Christ will Never Change

Posted on May 15, 2018 By In Encouragement , Religion With no comments

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever

Hebrews 13:8

Not many men would admit this, but I’m a fan of Hallmark movies. Occasionally, there’s a story about a gal who has been left at the altar. Her husband-to-be changed his mind. She’s so severely shaken that she vows to never enter into a serious relationship again. Of course, in the end, Mr. Right comes along, she falls in love, and lives happily ever after.

That’s the way it goes in the movies. But in life, many disappointments don’t have happy endings. We learn to live with them, but the scars remain.

Nothing you have today will remain the same. That’s good news as it relates to your problems, because they will ultimately be a thing of the past. But even the good things will disappear.

If changing circumstances don’t get us, the shifting sands of time will.

Did you ever see a Hollywood star from the 80s and how that person looks today? When you see them again you say something like, “Oh, my goodness. What happened to him?” I have the same reaction when I look in the mirror.

There is only one thing in life that will never change. That is the person and promises of Christ. Our focus text puts it this way, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever…”

His greatness doesn’t get better with time. He’s not improving with age, growing in knowledge, or learning new gems of wisdom to share with us. The Lord doesn’t have to rely on an opinion survey or a research project to formulate a hypothesis. His rules don’t change with the times.

Jesus has always been great, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and immutable (unchanging and unchangeable.) In John 1:1 we read, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

The Word as referenced in John 1:1 is Jesus. We know that by what is said in verse 14. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” Remember. The Word (Jesus) was with God. The Word (Jesus) is God. Jesus emphasized that fact in John 10:30. “I and the Father are one.”

It’s not surprising that many people think Jesus’ life began upon his birth to Mary in Bethlehem. But that is when He made his dwelling among us to save us from our sins. Jesus, God’s Son, is God, and has always been.

The Bible opens with reference to the Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), working in creation. “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (Genesis 1:2) Then in verse 26 we read, “Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…’”

The Apostle Paul brings it all together in Colossians 1:15-16.

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

As children, most of us learned the hymn, What a Friend We have in Jesus. But he is so much more than just a friend. Jesus is God.

Now back to our focus text from the book of Hebrews. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Your life will undergo many changes and you will suffer many disappointments, but the promises of Jesus will never change because he has the unchanging and unchangeable power and authority to back them up.

With Jesus, there is and will be no disappointment. “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:5)

For more on this topic, check out this article: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Reprinted from The Forever Notebook, Book 2 (April – June) Get your copy here: Paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.

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