Text: Hebrews 2:1-18
“…how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?”
“All is lost, if the gospel is lost.”
– Matthew Henry
Jesus is our all in all. He is our salvation, He is our connection to our Father, He is our brother who was tempted like a normal man. He is our Good News.
The Good News is that Jesus has conquered death on our behalf, that if we believe in Him we have life, and that we’ll live forever with our Father. The gospel changes us; God’s love and Spirit conform us to be more like Christ every day. When we see Jesus as the answer, the ONLY answer, we hold the right view of Him. We hold Him up in the place He ought to be, and He fills our whole perspective.
We shouldn’t kid ourselves and see Jesus as just a small piece of the answer. He shouldn’t be relegated to a brief prayer in the car on the way to work. He shouldn’t be the face we turn to on Sunday, while the rest of the week we try to go it alone. Author Nancy Guthrie says, “When Jesus is small in our estimation, so are our courage and commitment.” We would be wise to see Jesus in all His greatness, believing Him to be our only answer, and throw off all our pride.
While we can do no good outside of Jesus, we can have a full and robust life in Him through the Spirit. The Holy Spirit will give us joy and patience. We will be filled with faithfulness through the Spirit and by His strength. These things are promised to us as He works in us.
There is no suffering or temptation you can go through that Jesus does not already understand, having been made fully man while still fully God. The Good News really is Jesus. Let’s cling to the hope we’ve been given in the Gospel, that God has gone before us and made a way for us, that He’ll continue the work He’s begun.