Single-minded fidelity

Hebrews 1:5 says: “For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”?

It’s a rhetorical question. The answer is ‘None.’ Jesus is greater than angels. Apparently some people had been doubting Jesus. Since they were still seeking the wisdom, strength and blessing of God, they thought it might be a good idea to venerate angels instead.

Today we may not be tempted to worship or talk to angels. But we may try to bypass Jesus in other ways as we seek the wisdom, strength and blessing of God.

That’s why we need to remember that Jesus has demonstrated his sufficiency and supremacy time and time again.

Isaac Ambrose describes him like this: “Christ is the whole of [humankind’s] happiness. The sun to enlighten him, the physician to heal him, the wall of fire to defend him, the friend to comfort him, the pearl to enrich him, the ark to shelter him, and the rock to sustain him under the heaviest pressures. He is the ladder between earth and heaven and the mediator between God and man, the mystery which the angels desire to look into.”*

How wonderfully put!

As you peer into your day, trust the sufficiency and supremacy of Jesus as you seek the wisdom, strength and blessing of God. He is in fact the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6)—not just for people generally, but for you specifically. 

His love is precious, powerful and personal, and his eyes are fixed on you.

The opposite of spiritual adultery is single-minded fidelity to Jesus.


Notes:

–Today’s devotional is connected to my latest sermon based on Hebrews 1:4-14 and is called “Spiritual adultery or fidelity.” Click here to watch or listen.

–At the church I pastor, we’ve introduced additional outdoor worship services. Click here to learn more.

–*Isaac Ambrose, “Looking to Jesus,” as quoted in the podcast “A few minutes with a Puritan,” posted on Google Podcasts on April 19, 2021, accessed on September 15, 2021.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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