Jesus Christ is God. Scripture makes this truth abundantly clear. In the first chapter of the book of Hebrews, the author writes to make sure his audience grasps the foundational concept that Jesus is divine. Their faith was faltering and they were tempted to walk away from Jesus and return to Judaism. The author knew that stressing the divinity of Christ would help them stand firm. Why was that so?
Think about your own life. Reflect on the stresses, pressures, and temptations you face to compromise your faith. To settle for less than complete obedience to Jesus. God’s word for the Jewish Christians in the first century is also His Word for us today. Why is it important to recognize the deity of Christ?
Let’s talk: How can considering the truth that Jesus is God help you stand firm?
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Recognizing in our hearts daily that Jesus is God reminds us of his authority; not just over sin, Satan and creation, but over our every day lives as well. Yes, he is our Saviour, our Redeemer, and he loves us. He also has authority which we must yield to. Does he forgive us? Yes. Does he expect us to yield our thoughts/plans/actions to him? OH YES!
Amen Jeanette! Remembering that Jesus is God helps us to recognize and yield to His authority.
Knowing Jesus is God gives us the power to overcome lifes temptations, difficulties,ect. That same power that rose Christ is available to us as believers to overcome. It is of extreme importance that we know of his supreme Diety as well as the power available to us so we have hope.We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us..I hope my thinking isn’t totally off here..:)
Karey, you said it beautifully! It is amazing to me to realize that because the Holy Spirit dwells in us, the same power that raised Christ from the dead is available to us!
It is amazing to me that the Divine Christ wants a relationship with us! That’s how I first came to know Him. I had heard about Him all my life, but one Sunday morning I heard for the first time that He wanted a relationship with me…and I was changed. Because He is God, my faith in Him gives me strength. If I only had faith in myself, I’d fail over and over, But with Him, I can stand because He stands firm. Sometimes its hard to explain, but He has done so much in my life and proved His Lordship over and over that I cannot help but trust Him. He is my Savior.
Joan, thank you so much for sharing that. It is only because Jesus is God that He is able to save us and can provide everything we need in this life to follow Him!
It is important to me that Jesus is God because I know that everything I face in life, Jesus faced also! He did not stumble or fall to temptation! I know His perfection and that because I love Him and serve Him that He also sees me as perfect! I fail constantly yet I strive to be more Christlike not to earn His love but because He loves me in my sin! I am thankful for the fact that He sees me as I will be and that He saved me!
Lee Ann, I so love the fact that Jesus can truly understand what we are going through.