Heart

How to be more Christ-like

Do you have rest? Do you have peace in your salvation or are you struggling? I don’t mean warring. We will always war against sin and self. But are you doing it in your own strength as if there is no divine help?

As I was talking to a women online, I was inspired by the fourth chapter of Hebrews. It has long been a favorite of mine, but last year, as I read it parallel to the Old Testament, it became even more powerfully etched in my mind and heart. if you haven’t tried a Bible reading plan, I highly recommend the chronological reading plan even if it takes you 2 years (or more) to complete. There is something special about reading the whole Bible through.

Paul wrote to the Hebrews a beautiful letter outlining for them and all who follow the perfect plan of God and how it started in the very beginning with creation, was shadowed by the law, and fulfilled when Jesus died on the cross. The Old Testament (OT) law was not His end plan to save human hearts. The law could not save, only the blood of Jesus can!

“For if Jesus had given them (Israelites) rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.”

“𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑎 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐺𝑜𝑑.”

𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗧 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿!

“For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.”

Christians aren’t called to be “good”; we are called to be holy even as He is holy. It’s a high calling and impossible to attain on our own. We must enter into the rest God has for us, for only then can we be holy. Only then can we please God. Our own righteousness is as filthy rags.

𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗵 𝘄𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲.

“Let us 𝑙𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑟 therefore to enter into that 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

How do we labor?

  • Read the word and study
  • Pray continually for grace, humility, and divine power
  • Fast often
  • listen and obey when God speaks to you

All scripture quotes are taken from Hebrews 4.

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