the law made nothing perfect

On the one hand a former command is set aside because it is weak and useless, for the law made nothing perfect. On the other hand a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. [Hebrews 7:18-19 NET]

Moral codes are always insufficient because they are dependent on the strength of the one who follows them. Such laws rarely do anything but deter an individual from bad behavior. These laws are dependent on outer strength and mental willpower. In contrast we have an inner law of hope.

Throughout time people have arisen who are different. They seem to possess spiritual power. These have been spiritually born and follow an inner law that is greater than human codes. They look like others but possess a power that transcends feeble laws and principles.

Jesus spoke to Nicodemus about such people. He told him that these were born from above. In the flesh these are still a work in progress. Yet these are ones who hope in dark times. Believe before they see. They have a divine power that imbues them with love and compassion.

We draw near to you Lord. And we hope.

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

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