In our journey, there is no status quo. We are either moving toward God, or we are moving away. If we fail to recognize who we are in Christ, we naturally flow away from God. In the world, there is a limit of loyalty to a servant or employee. They will do what they are told, as long as it is of benefit; but, they rarely take initiative or feel a sense of duty that moves beyond the paycheck they receive.
Owners, on the other hand work to keep the business alive as they would their family. They are tied to the company far more deeply than financially–in fact, they are the last to take a paycheck when times are tough. It is the same in our walk with God.
We are God’s kids–made a little lower than the angels, but heirs to God’s kingdom. So, if we miss our relationship and position, we begin to act like employees and drift away from the sense of family and position offered in being his child. God loves us and would–in fact did give up everything to be close to us. If we can remember that, then we will live like owners and not drift away from a loving God and father. We need to stand firm in Him, and follow him as his heir–not his hired hand!
God Bless You
We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, 3 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 4 God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Jesus Made Fully Human
5 It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. 6 But there is a place where someone has testified:
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
a son of man that you care for him?
7 You made them a little lower than the angels;
you crowned them with glory and honor
8 and put everything under their feet.”
In putting everything under them, God left nothing that is not subject to them. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.