Do we long to die to be with Christ?

Saturday, 10/29/16

Paul wrote, ”For me to l.ive is Christ, to die is gain.”And, he wrote, “I long to depart this life and be with Christ.”

That sentiment is far from what most of us feel. Paul hardly ever mentioned Jesus, it was always Christ. With us it is the opposite. We sing things like, “Jesus, Jesus, you are my God.”

We know Christ to be the glorified Savior, re-united with the Second Person of the Trinity. Flawless.

The “Letter to the Hebrews” presents Jesus as one possessing human weaknesses.

In Chapter Four we read, “We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with us, but one who was tempted in every way, yet without sin.”

In Chapter Five we read, “In he days when he was in the flesh, he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the one who was able to save him from death. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered; amd when he was made perfect e became the source of eternal salvation.”

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