Friday 8th February, 2018
Reference text: Hebrews 13:1-8
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Good academic writing hinges on effective critical analysis and good structure. Therefore in effect: set up your ideas chronologically and provide supporting information for arguments made. As far as this goes, you don’t just throw ideas out there as you please.
When we read the letters of Saint Paul, there is a particular style evident: a gradual build leading up to a climax where the message is made really clear and everything seems to fit. However, in our text today, one statement seems to sit out of place. It seems as though the words: ‘Christ Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever’, were just thrown out there within the passage, in a manner comparable to scribbling down an idea that pops into your mind because you do not want to forget.
However, we can identify its relevance to us because it is one of those reminders we need even when all other information reaching us appear to address other concerns. Today, there is neither a riddle, nor a parable to cause us to assume a state of confusion. All we have is a clear and concise prompting: the reminder that we serve an unchanging God, who remains the same through all generations.
Remember # “I am the Lord, I change not’ (Malachi 3:6)