Today’s scripture selection: Hebrews 1-4
Key verse: Hebrews 3:1-2
People make all sorts of alliances, for all sorts of reasons.
There are those made in personal relationships; business endeavors; political associations; treaties – you name it – we keep the lawyers busy drawing up the paperwork. And when the lawyers can’t get it done – we too often resort to war.
But the scriptures speak of a very different kind of partnership – a holy one.
“Therefore, brothers and sisters, holy partners in a heavenly calling, consider that Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house.”
Writing in the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews – this author addresses his listeners as “holy partners in a heavenly calling….”
Wouldn’t that be a great partnership with which to be associated?
Well – you can be.
It doesn’t take a special password; a unique knowledge of some secret code. It’s not something the lawyers or the generals can make happen.
It happens in one simple, yet profound way – by desiring it – and by taking a “leap of faith.”
God calls us – God invites us – into this heavenly calling – if only we will answer.
It’s not reserved for Biblical scholars or clerics.
People of all types; all ages; all races; all sexes; all national persuasions – they have been doing it for ages.
So join the partnership. Give thanks that God calls you to a heavenly purpose.
Then wait for further instruction – I’m sure God will be sending it on any time now.
Prayer: Lord, I accept your call to heavenly purpose. Be my guide – and to you be the honor and glory. AMEN.