Words from the Heart for Tuesday March 20th, 2018
Jesus was God’s Son. But by suffering he learned what it means to obey. In this way he was made perfect. Eternal salvation comes from him. He saves all those who obey him.
Hebrews 5:8-9 (NIRV)
Eternal Salvation Comes From Him
Obeying the Lord is essential for all of us. This verse reminds us that even Jesus, the sinless Son of God, had to follow a path of obedience. We can now share in the of the result of His obedience for the way to salvation is now open to any who will come. “Lord, we choose to live a lifestyle of obedience to you.”
The laws about how much a person can claim for pain and suffering following an accident is far different in Canada than in the USA. The issue made its way to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1978 in three cases challenging the amount of compensation an injured person could receive. The court ruling in the cases established a cap on pain and suffering compensation. The $100,000 cap set in 1978 is reviewed each year and adjusted based on the rate of inflation. It is now approximately $366,000.
A friend of mine was a counselor at a prison and he once told me that the biggest problem that the incarcerated had to deal with is guilt for what they had done. He told me that those who are able to be freed from their guilt have the lowest rate of recidivism. There is only one way to be set free from guilt, and the shame that accompanies it – confessing it to the Lord Jesus and inviting him to be Saviour and Lord. Hebrews 5:8-9 says this: “Jesus was God’s Son. But by suffering he learned what it means to obey. In this way he was made perfect. Eternal salvation comes from him. He saves all those who obey him.” Out of Jesus’ suffering comes our greatest blessing – that of sins removed and guilt and shame eradicated from our lives. Jesus perfectly fulfilled the Father’s plan for His life. We are called to the same obedience. As God calls us to the task He has planned for us, we will find great joy in being obedient to that call.
These have been words from the heart.