“Inasmuch then as we [believers] have a great High Priest who has [already ascended and] passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith and cling tenaciously to our absolute trust in Him as Savior]. For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin. Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].”
HEBREWS 4:14-16 AMP
Father, You know the sins that I’ve committed and all that I’ve tried to hide from others, and even deny to myself. You know my weaknesses and the areas where I’m most tempted. Strengthen me Father. Fill those gaps that are exposed. Help me Father. I pray to You as a believer and follower. Amen.
God sent us Jesus, as the way shower. Jesus understood temptation because he had been tempted. He understood fear because he had been afraid. He understood pain, because it had been inflicted upon him. Jesus was not exempt from feeling all degrees of discomfort, rejection, frustration, sadness, and loss. Knowing what little that we have read about Jesus, we can gather that through his tests and tribulations, he still dug deep and chose to walk on the side of Light. It wasn’t easy and on the surface, his ultimate sacrifice wasn’t worth it, because he sacrificed his life for us and we still won’t do right by God. However, Jesus knows what God told and promised him, and he obeyed. We believe that there is an existence that is better than life here on Earth. Some even believe in places called heaven and hell. So if the path to heaven is paved by how much we align our ways to Jesus’s footsteps, then many of us have to face the fact that our diverted walk won’t lead us to our fantasizes pearly gates. What is our contingency plan? If you don’t believe in life after here, then I guess it doesn’t matter what you do in the now. Just be free. Thank God that He gives us choices and free will.
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