Monday, November 14, 2016

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

Annunciation  to Virgin Mary- a peaceful kingdom
Hebrews 1

Jibin & Soumya Thomas
Epiphany MTC, NY
The son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven (Heb. 1: 3)
The book of Hebrews was written to bridge the Old Testament and New Testament. In the Old Testament days, God spoke to his people through angels and prophets. God spoke to Moses through a burning bush, to Isaiah through a vision. His message, sent through the prophets at many times, was rejected by the people. These prophets and angels were all leading up to the ultimate message- Jesus. By sending His Son to this world, God spoke to His people much more personally. Jesus, as a human representation of God, spoke to God’s people man-to –man. Yet His offer of forgiveness of our sins and a new life were not accepted by all, and still is not. God has not stopped speaking to us, though it may seem as if we haven’t “heard” from Him.  By spending time reading scripture, we can “hear” what God has to say to us today. We may be searching for guidance from God on decisions we must make, but we sometimes fail to go straight to the best resource- God’s scripture: “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” 2 Timothy 3:16.
As a nation, we are facing a difficult time where our Christian values and beliefs are at odds with the world’s.  Hebrews 1 reminds us that Jesus is the most supreme authority, and that all of scripture is God speaking to us today.

PRAYER

Lord, we are Yours. Help us to hear You speak through Your Scripture. We want to be filled with Your word. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
What will God have to say to us in the coming days? Are tuned into Him through the scriptures?