“Today” is a word that reflects being in the moment or living in the present. There are opportunities and decisions we make each day or today that impact us and shape us into who we will be tomorrow. Hebrews 3 is both an encouragement and a warning for us to make the right decisions today so we can be who God wants us to be in the future.
“Today”- well, it is today- the here and now- the seconds, minutes and hours associated with this day. It describes the present. Not yesterday, what happened, or tomorrow, what may happen but the moments in time, decisions and opportunities given to us THIS DAY!
But “today” can be effected by what happened yesterday- illness, trials and challenges, failures and victories. How we lived yesterday can bring momentum, good or bad into today. Today, can be effected by tomorrow- what we will face, or what we think will happen.
“Today” has always been an important word biblically and spiritually. God is concerned with how we live our lives today- decisions we make today have an impact on us good or bad. They change the trajectory of our lives either toward Him or away from Him!
In the church in Halifax we have been studying the book of Hebrews. It is a letter that above everything else, the writer wanted them to SEE Jesus, understand He is supreme, He is above all- everything was created by him- He is the “exact image/representation of God”- when you see Jesus, you see God. They were questioning their faith, wondering if it was all worth it.
I believe it is a letter for our churches TODAY! It is a message that points our hearts to true north- gets our lives pointed in the right direction. Like a compass, it will point to north pole. But it can be effected by magnetic pulls. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a lot of magnetic pulls in my life, especially over the past few years. Anxieties, worries, discouragements, frustrations- pain emotionally. It’s so easy to get pulled in so many directions.
Hebrews points us back to Jesus- resets our course, and challenges us to keep the needle pointed in the direction of Christ, our true north!
Today, in our time together, we will look at reasons why today is important, and how we can deal with life and make sure our trajectory leads us upward, toward things that really matter, things beyond this life, things eternal!