the heavenly calling of faithfulness

Therefore, holy brothers, partakers in a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Jesus Christ, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses was faithful in all His house. [Hebrews 3:1-2 MEV]

The two examples given in this verse reflect the two aspects of faithfulness. Faithfulness to God. Faithfulness to people. These are the things we are called from heaven to do. When we ask for God's kingdom to come we are praying for the courage to be faithful to this heavenly calling.

The words 'till death do us part' have been spoken countless times in wedding vows. They encapsulate the idea that real love is faithful. In a sense faithfulness witnesses to faith. We profess faith in God by our faithfulness to love Him and his creation. One cannot be faithful apart from faith empowered by love.

Dear Lord. When faithlessness knocks at our door, cause us to consider Jesus.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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