Jesus made a huge commitment to people by living and dying for others and us. Think about it. He gave up comfort to take on our sin. Jesus gave up peace to be beaten and nailed to a cross. He stepped outside of the place people are safe to suffer in a harsh place for us. That was a commitment no one can compete with.
Hebrews 13:12 (NLT)
So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood.
What are we willing to do, how are we willing to suffer for the cause of Christ? What will we do so other people can see and know Jesus? Those are difficult questions. Yet we learn from God how good He is and how much He loves us. Here was a great thought God gave me this weekend:
Hebrews 13:8 (NLT)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Go with me down this road for a minute. Yesterday speaks about what God has already done. He has forgiven our sins as well as taken our guilt and our shame. He has changed our past so it does not determine our future. That is truth. Today talks about God caring for our situation today. What are we worried about and not trusting God for? He has promised help and strength and so much more. We can trust God with today, yesterday and our tomorrows too. Tomorrow reminds us that our future is secure. Nothing can change that or remove His love.
That verse and truth blessed me, held me and is still making may faith come alive. How about you?
Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)
Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.
Those powerful words remind us that Jesus made a commitment to us, and His commitment is Unstoppable. When we commit to God and trust Him, we will have unstoppable faith. Now that is incredible. Tell others about what Jesus' commitment has done to you!
NOTE: this post first appeared on my blog in 2010.