FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
“After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name He has inherited is more excellent than theirs.”
Hebrews 1:3-4 ESV
JESUS IS WORTH IT: HIS SEAT
Paul Harvey once told about a group of scientists who were determined to teach a chimpanzee to write. For fourteen years, the scientists labored diligently and patiently with this chimpanzee, providing things in its cage to enable it to form certain syllables. Finally, the day arrived when it seemed that the chimpanzee was actually going to construct a sentence from the symbols it had been learning. Word went out, and other scientists crowded into the room and gathered around the cage. The scientists could hardly contain themselves as they pressed around the cage to read the history-making sentence. This is what the chimpanzee wrote: “Let me out!”
Our greatest need is to be set free from the pain and penalty of sin. Hebrews 1:3 reminds us that Jesus made it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and set free from the bondage of sin. When Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Father it symbolized the completion of His work and His high position in heaven. Because of that He is worth placing our faith in and holding on to even in difficult days.
Jesus taught in Matthew 13:44, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” What we have in Christ is worth everything. We may not realize it’s worth everything in this moment but ultimately we will. Ask God to grow your understanding of the value of the forgiveness you received when you placed your faith in Christ. Also ask God to grow the joy you have as a result of your relationship with Him.