December 21 | DEATH
Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might destroy him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil-and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. Hebrews 2:14-15
The results of Jesus humanity and death was the destruction of the devil’s power over death, freedom of God’s people from sin and being enslaved to the fear of death. Verse 17 cites that Jesus became the merciful and faithful High Priest to: Serve God & pay for the penalty of our sinfulness.
Everything about Jesus life including His death was primarily to serve God and God’s people.
We should never forget that Jesus death was not only to free us from our sins, but to please and serve God. His mission included our redemption, forgiveness of our sins, our freedom…but we seem to make salvation, Jesus birth, life and death more about us sometimes (many times).
- Do you have a fear of dying or death? Why do you think that is?
- How does this passage in Hebrews help you – your thinking and faith?
- Let’s choose to make our lives, His life and death, more about Him rather than us.