Words from the Heart for Tuesday December 17th, 2019

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Hebrews 13:6 (NIV)

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Helper

In the building trades, General Helpers help production workers by performing duties that require less skill, such as supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work areas and equipment. Responsibilities include moving material to proper locations; notifying personnel of shipment arrivals; loading parts, materials, and fixtures according to instructions in the process specifications; and reporting and correcting faults with products. Usually, postsecondary education is not a requirement in order to become a General Helper and in Canada, the average salary is about $14 an hour.

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There is a wonderful practicality to the Christian life. Our relationship with Jesus Christ impacts every area of our lives and every relationship that we have. Jesus’ desire in transforming our lives was not only to guarantee a relationship with Him, but to impact our relationships with others. That’s why He summed up the Law by commanding us to love the Lord with our entire being, and love our neighbour as ourselves. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the book of Hebrews, the great theological treatise on our relationship with Jesus Christ, ends with practical commands on our relationships with others. It includes a promise, taken from Psalm 118. Hebrews 13:6 says: “So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” The author of Hebrews has just commanded that the marriage bed be kept pure and that we are to stay away from the love of money by being content with what we have. That is possible because God will never leave us or forsake us and because the Lord is our helper. We cannot live the Christian life in our own power. How can the Lord be your helper today?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley