Bible Reading: Hebrews 2
Insight: “Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” (Heb 2:14-15)
Insight one: How can the death of Jesus be the great news for mankind? It is because only His death can overcome human’s sin and the death caused by sin! Today, the many sufferings people have are triggered by the power of death, such as disease, poverty, starving, aging… These are nothing but driving people toward death. People are striving to survive under the shadow of fear of death, and the entire lives were held in slavery by the fear of death. But thank God, Christ has risen from the dead, destroying the power of Satan, and conquering the death. Christians are therefore not afraid of death any more. To us, death is nothing more than resting the labor on the earth and entering into the kingdom of eternity that Christ has prepared for us. Over there, we can forever enjoy the heavenly blessings.
Insight two: Does the salvation of Jesus Christ must have the Word to become flesh? Yes! Unless Christ Himself became a true flesh, He could not experience death, and could not accomplish the great mission of redemption. Therefore, it is necessary for Him to put on the form of human flesh. His crucifixion on the cross actually declared Christ’s complete victory and Satan’s complete demolition; Christ’s resurrection brought new spirit, new life and new hope.
Prayer: God heavenly Father, thank You for the work of salvation accomplished in Jesus Christ. Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, my life is no longer banished, without purpose and direction. Because of the victory of Jesus Christ, my life no longer fears death. Please increase my faith; I am willing to trust solely in You so in all things we are more than conquerors. I pray in the holy name of Jesus Christ, Amen!