Daily Devotion on Hebrews 3:1-6

Devotion Text: Hebrews 3:1-6

Think of some of your fondest family vacation memories.

Maybe it was a long drive to celebrate a wedding or an important lifetime milestone. Perhaps it was that long-promised, never-forgotten trip to Disney World. Or was it that father-son/mother-daughter bonding time at a ball game or the Mall of America?

Whatever it was, isn’t it crazy that some of our best memories from big lifetime events are actually about the journey to get there? See, once we get to that Wedding, or to Disney World, everything is just a blur! Instead, we’re left with the funny stories and touching anecdotes of the games we played on the road and the memorable events we shared with our loved ones along the way.

For the Jewish people, Moses was an extremely central figure to their faith. He had written the first five books of the Bible–the central tenants of their faith. All the rules they followed on a daily basis? Those were handed down to Moses directly from God.

Yet, in our text for today, the writer to the Hebrews points out that Moses was just a memorable stop along the journey. Jesus, the long-promised, never-forgotten Messiah, had come to fulfill all of the things Moses had written about. We can’t keep the Ten Commandments that were handed down to Moses, so Jesus kept them for us and died in our place that we may be co-heirs to the Kingdom of God.

So, today, Christians can still remember all of the great things about Moses, who was “faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” but we rejoice even more greatly in Jesus as we march onward to our final home in Heaven.

Prayer: Jesus, thank you for always being with me. You have given your church so many memorable people and events along the way. Thank you for your countless blessings! Most of all, thank you for leaving the perfection of your throne to take my place and die for my sins. As I appreciate every other blessing you have given me, keep my eyes fixed on you, that I may never waver and join you in heaven forever.


About Michael Schottey

Michael Schottey is a Christian, husband, father of two boys, sportswriter, and aspiring author. He graduated from Martin Luther College with a degree in Biblical Languages in 2009. A lifelong midwesterner, he moved to Florida with his family in 2010 and is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church (WELS).

Posted on January 26, 2012, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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