“Namely Jesus”

Hebrews 2 in the New Testament of the Bible calls for your close attention. It warns about our human tendency to “drift away” from what matters most. It asks a sobering question: “How shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?”

But why? Why should I lend my precious attention to a 2,000-year-old letter? Why should I be concerned about “drifting away” from anything or anyone? What is this “salvation,” and what makes it great?

“Namely Jesus.”

  • For a little while, Jesus was made lower than the angels (2:9)
  • Jesus shared in flesh and blood (2:14)
  • Jesus suffered when he was tempted (2:18)
  • Jesus tasted death for everyone (2:9)
  • Jesus served as the atoning sacrifice for our sins (2:17)
  • Jesus became the founder of our salvation (2:10)
  • Jesus has been made a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God on our behalf (2:17)
  • Jesus is able to help those who are being tempted (2:18)
  • Jesus is the devil-Destroyer and the deliverer of all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery (2:15)
  • Jesus is not ashamed to call those of us who have been sanctified by his sacrifice brothers and sisters (2:11)

“Namely Jesus.”

Perhaps you’re having the sort of day where David’s question from Psalm 22, reiterated in Hebrews 2, seems all-too-real.

“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?”

The answer to that question has a face and a name–Jesus. Jesus knows. Jesus cares. Jesus gave. Jesus sympathizes. Jesus helps. Jesus is interceding for you.

He’s worthy of your attention and submission today.

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in central Ohio with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Laurel Canyon church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, and coffee. You can contact him here.

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