A Guide For Better Living by Nelson Price

1/12/86

A GUIDEBOOK FOR BETTER LIVING
HEBREWS 1: 1 - 3
(PAGE 1743 COME ALIVE BIBLE)

JESUS CHRIST has a message for you. It is a message of
exuberance, encouragement, explanation, expectation, and
exhilaration. He wants to communicate to us more than we want
Him to. Communication involves sending and receiving a message.
Lilly Tomlin, in her role of a telephone operator, often uses a
statement which illustrates this: "Have I reached the person to
whom I am speaking?"
Christ may ask that question of us! The Book of Hebrews is a
message from the Lord. It is God's written Word. If you were
assured that you could go to a given spot and actually hear the
literal voice of God speaking right from heaven, would you do
it. Well, we can't, but there is a place where you can go and
see the actual words communicated to us by God in a written
form. They constitute the Bible. Hebrews is one segment worth
considering.
I.IT IS A WORD OF EXUBERANCE
It exudes exuberance. It overflows with the superabundant
advantages of doing things God's way. It speaks of the good
things God wants to lavish on you. Three key words reveal this:
A.Better. This word is used 13 times in the book to show how
much better life is in Christ. It indicates how much better He
is than any other pseudo-god. He offers you --
"a better hope" (1:4)
"a better covenant" (8:6)
B.Perfect. This word is used 14 times for emphasis. Hecan do
for us what no human effort or system could do. No sacrifice,
or legal system can make you worthy to stand before God. In
Christ He perfects you and you can spiritually ...


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