Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. (Hebrews 4:1-2)
Today's Morsel: The book of Hebrews is called by some the book of better things. The theme of this whole book is the word "Better". The word better appears 13 time in this book. Here are just a few: A better hope (Hebrews 7:19); A better testament (Hebrews 7:22); A better covenant and promise (Hebrews 8:6); A better sacrifice (Hebrews 9:23); A better substance (Hebrews 10:34); A better country (Hebrews 11:16). And the writer closes out the 11th chapter, which is the faith chapter, by saying, "And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect" (Hebrews 11:39-40). He said that God has provided some better thing for us. It is call the Holy Ghost! Nothing is better than the Holy Ghost. Because it is the Spirit of God within us. It is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is the spirit of the true and living God. Many today hear the Word of God, but they have problems with believing. Faith is believing. Jesus said that all things are possible to him that can believe. So that lets me know that when I hear the Word of God, I have to mix my faith with what I hear in order for things to be better for me.
Sing: There's a country far beyond the starry skies, there's a city where there never comes a night, if we are faithful we will go there by and by, tis the city where the Lamb is the Light.
In the city where the Lamb is the Light. In the city where there cometh no night, I've a mansion over there, and we're free from toil and care, tis the city where the Lamb in the light.