Thursday, October 8, 2009

Good for the Heart

During trying times, it's good to know we are not alone. We need one another, and, in our midst, we find the Lord Jesus praying for us. Though we pass through the darkest valley, the Lord is our shepherd. He shall not leave us or forsake us. He is good to all. Whatever your need today, bring it to a friend, and then, together, go to the Lord.*

Hebrews 4:12-16
4:12 Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

4:13 And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must render an account.

4:14 Since, then, we* have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us* hold fast to our confession.

4:15 For we* do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our* weaknesses, but we* have one who in every respect has been tested as we* are, yet without sin.

4:16 Let us* therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we* may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
*It's good to note the plural - when the Lord is our shepherd, we do not walk beside him alone. We become part of the Lord's flock, and together, with our Christian brothers and sisters around us, we approach the throne of grace. Please don't go it alone.

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