Taking a Hike Through Hebrews
Love God. Love Others. Revolutionary. Becoming more and more aware of God’s unending, always Presence in our lives enhances our desire to love more, see more clearly, feel more deeply and live more abundantly. To really KNOW He will never leave us is icing on the confidence cake of life!
There is a lot of directive sentences in this next passage with the assurance, “God is there, ready to help”. Direct obedience of what the Word is telling us to be and to do, from a deep love to please God because He loves us so incredibly results in a renewed joy of our salvation! To be more aware of God’s love makes us more aware of loving others. God shows us how. Read on…
Hebrews 13, The Message
1-4 Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it’s needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it! Regard prisoners as if you were in prison with them. Look on victims of abuse as if what happened to them had happened to you. Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.
5-6 Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote,
God is there, ready to help;
I’m fearless no matter what.
Who or what can get to me?
What do we learn?
–We are never alone! God is there to help!
–Be obsessed with God, not stuff.
–He is God and we are not.
–He will NOT walk off and leave us.
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you. Just thank you. We will walk this life knowing that we are NEVER alone. Thank you. Your Presence is with all of us all day long…Help us to do all that right in your eyes today. In Jesus Name, Amen