I love times of study and meditation in the Word, especially when you get revelation about a passage or verse.
This morning as I was reading Hebrews 13 I saw that as well as a statement about the unchanging nature of Jesus, Hebrews 13 v 8 is about leadership and doctrine.
This verse comes after a verse about leaders, especially those who speak the Word of God, so probably teachers and pastors (Hebrews 13 v 7).
And the verse comes before one about doctrine, that we should not be carried away with strange doctrines (Hebrews 13 v 9).
The thought then struck me, “why stick a verse about the unchanging nature of Jesus in there?”
Well, it is to give us a picture of stability, of unwavering consistency and absolute truth.
It is saying that the doctrine of grace that we teach as leaders needs to be stable and consistent and of absolute truth.
It means that you need to find leaders in the Kingdom that teaches the doctrine of grace with passion and consistency.
Mixture (i.e. preaching grace and law together) is the curse of the church today.
Mixture is what confuses the believer and results in double-mindedness and doubt.
There was never any wavering or mixture with Jesus, He was the same yesterday, today and forever.
The same should be true of our doctrine; our hearts require to be established with grace, not with mixture.
Do not get carried about, transported from hither and thither, going from one doctrine to another; establish your heart in grace.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever”.
Hebrews 13 v 8……Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and for ever