Today’s Deeply Rooted Devotion is from Hebrews 1-2.
“Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Hebrews 2:17-18, ESV
The author of Hebrews is unknown but the purpose is clear. The author writes to challenge Christians to move from contentment to maturity. Those reading this letter for the first time had settled into a comfortable Christianity that needed to be challenged. How easy is it for us to get to that place in our relationship with Jesus. Comfortable Christianity is a problem in 2018 just like it was in A.D. 60 or 70.
Contentment and comfort in a Christian is a sign of immaturity.
Hebrews chapter one makes it clear that Jesus is superior to everything and everyone. The rest of our time in Hebrews will solidify this truth. Hebrews 2 shows that Jesus, our sovereign Savior, became human to solve a human problem, sin. Jesus made salvation from sin an option. Jesus, the Great High Priest, gave Himself up for us so we could be forgiven. Only through faith in God can this forgiveness be received. This same faith leads us away from contentment and comfort will lead us to thrive in a maturing relationship with Jesus. That faith will lead us away from the sin and toward Jesus, the One who has saved us from that sin. Jesus is superior to our sin and our comforts.
- Examine your walk with the Lord Jesus. Have you become content and comfortable?
- What is one thing you can do this week to continue to grow into maturity in Jesus?
- Identify sin in your life that you need to confess to Jesus to move into this maturity.
Tomorrow’s Deeply Rooted Devotion will be from Hebrews 3-4.