Jesus Christ the same

The Daily Nudge this morning asked to lift a phrase from the book of Hebrews about Christ. Here’s my choice:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!

It is sandwiched by two fascinating imperatives (Hebrews 13:7-9), which we’ll leave for now. It comes at the end of the book and stands as a testimony, a final reminder, of why the gospel is far and away superior to the law of Moses.

Animal sacrifices had to be repeated; Jesus is the same.

High priests had to be replaced; Jesus is the same.

Temples had to be rebuilt; Jesus is the same.

Jesus is forever, and he makes faithfulness worth every short moment of suffering, pain and opposition.

“Take the world, but give me Jesus!”