Scripture to Read: Hebrews 2:9
As we learned in the devotion yesterday, because of sin in this world, we do not yet clearly see the fullness of having dominion over God’s creation, nor do we see the fullness of who we are in Him. But according to Hebrews 2:9, what we do see is the fullness of Christ, who was made, for a short time, a little lower than the angels by becoming a man for our benefit. By becoming a man, Christ suffered every temptation, just like us, yet He NEVER sinned (Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.”). Christ also suffered the penalty for our sin through His crucifixion on the cross (1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;”). Because Christ gave His all, on our behalf, by tasting death for everyone, God the Father gave Him all the glory and honor that only He deserves (Philippians 2:8-9 “...He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and be- stowed on Him the name which is above every name”). The beauty of seeing Christ clearly and fully under- standing all He’s done on our behalf is what motivates us to live for Him daily.
Challenge & Application
How does clearly seeing all that Christ has done for you motivate you to live for Him every day of your life?
Since seeing Christ clearly is your motivation for living for Him, who will you share this beautiful truth with this week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!