Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hold to Our Original Conviction

Hebrews 3:13-14 (NIV):  "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called 'Today,' so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end."

This is my current memory verse.  After reading through the New Testament, this sums up the message that seemed to reoccur.  Our original conviction the writer of Hebrews was referring to was the fact that we understand that we are separated from God in our sinful selves.  But we also believe in faith that God sent us Jesus, who was fully God and fully man and lived a perfect life here on earth.  God's plan was that Jesus would die in our place and have victory over death on the third day of His death.  Jesus is alive and shares His victory over death to anyone who believes.  This is what Easter is all about!  As long as it is today; we celebrate Christ's resurrection and the amazing hope we hold on to.

We are to live through that conviction each and every day, and encourage fellow believers to do the same.  We face difficulties that can wear us down, but God made us (the church) as one body with Jesus at the head so we can lift each other up.  As long as it is called today, this is what we should do.

What an amazing plan!

This post is linked with Spiritual Sundays.

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