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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Let me share two impact statements found in Hebrews that I trust will excite you.  The first is Hebrews 2:11, “Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.”  Who does “them” refer to?  Read the whole verse, “Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family.”  Jesus makes men holy.  If you trust in Jesus as your Savior and Lord you are made holy.  Jesus and you are in the same family.  Being in the same family, Jesus is not ashamed to call you his brother or sister!  Isn’t that exciting and humbling. 

Now look at Hebrews 11:16, “God is not ashamed to be called their God.”  This chapter focuses on those who by faith have turned to God and established a relationship with Him.  For these God has prepared a city.  If you cast your lot with God He will not be ashamed to be called your God. 

I don’t know about you, but when I put those two impact statements together I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and praise and my heart is filled with confidence and joy.  Just think, Jesus is not ashamed to call me His brother.  And God is not ashamed to be called my God.  That gives me self-worth.  I belong.  I’m part of the family of God.  Jesus, my elder brother, and God, my Father, are not ashamed to be identified with me. 

What about me?  Am I ashamed to be identified with them?  How ready am I to speak up for my heavenly family, my brother, my God?  Reflect long on the implications of these impact statements.


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