Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jesus, Our Elder Brother

Hebrews 2:10-13 tells us that Jesus is the elder brother of every Christian. Our greatest blessing in having Jesus as our elder brother is entrance into the family of God. Paul says that we are adopted into the family of God "through Jesus Christ" (Eph 1:5). By grace we are adopted sons and daughters into the family of which Jesus is the natural and rightful Son. Along this line Richard Phillips, in his commentary on Hebrews, expressed a great thought upon which to meditate. Here is your thought for the day.

"We are not his brothers and sisters because we are children of God; rather, we are children of God because we are his brothers and sisters."