Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 6-10-21

Hebrews 2:5-9 The One Who Leads Us To Be Saved
5 We know that God did not put the future world under the power of angels. 6 Somewhere in the Scriptures someone says to God,

“What makes you care
    about us humans?
Why are you concerned
    for weaklings such as we?

You made us lower
than the angels
    for a while.
Yet you have crowned us
    with glory and honor.

And you have put everything
    under our power!”

God has put everything under our power and has not left anything out of our power. But we still don’t see it all under our power. 9 What we do see is Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels. Because of God’s wonderful kindness, Jesus died for everyone. And now that Jesus has suffered and died, he is crowned with glory and honor!

Do you like the responsibility of being “in charge” of big things? Well, whether or not you enjoy leadership or are uncomfortable with the thoughts of being “in charge,” as a believer you really have no choice. In the beginning, God left his glorious human creation in charge of his world; we have been commanded to take dominion in the power of his Word and loving-kindness. He has never rescinded that command since the Garden of Eden (Ps. 8:4-9). That is why we need Christ who brings salvation, strength, and power to lead us back to being those in charge of the Father’s righteous creation. The Lord will restore the glory and honor humanity once knew with the Father before sin entered the hearts of men and women.

According to Scripture, one day God’s redeemed will rule a new earth through his sons and daughters. Spiritually, we will be exactly like Jesus in how we love, rule, and reign. We, those who are led by the Spirit, will be “in charge” for eternity, because we will love, rule, and reign under the Lordship of our Christ. Let that thought settle in as you pray and thank God for his beautiful vision and plan for salvation.

Prayer: Lord, your Word reminds us one day you will set the earth anew in your righteousness. Your sons and daughters of the Spirit will once again rule under the perfect Lordship of your Word and loving-kindness. There will be no more evil and no more sin. I pray for that time to come quickly, because only then can we perfectly reflect your image and glory. Only then will you receive the honor you are due. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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