Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Our loving heavenly Father watches over His flock and will not lose even one without knowing about it. There’s nowhere that we can go where we’ll be outside His sight and His protection. He can and does protect us. We have nothing to fear.
The things of this world can be dangerous to anyone, but to a follower of Christ, some of them are downright disastrous outside the grace of God. He keeps us from harm and allows nothing to prosper against us as we carry out His purposes. If we’re on the path He sets us on, we’ll see plenty of opposition, but He’ll be the One who keeps us going, guarding us all the way.
He know our weaknesses and won’t allow us to face more temptation than we can bear. In fact, when faced with temptation, God provides us a way out! He gives us the avenue to get away from it, because He cares about our future. He has things for us to do and He’ll provide a way for us to make it to the finish line. He’s there for us, even when it sometimes seems He’s not. He’s never off duty, He’s always watching over us, like a shepherd who cares about each and every one of his little sheep.
Hebrews 1:1-3 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high
Have you ever read a really great book and just wished you could interact with the author? I mean, what’s better than actually being able to go right to the source with your thoughts, your questions, and to just really get great insight? What if you could do that for God’s Word?
The great news is that you can! The author of Hebrews tells us that just as God spoke to the prophets of old through direct messages, He spoke even more clearly in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is “the exact imprint” of God’s nature, meaning that anything God ever wanted us to know about himself He told us through Jesus. His character, His works, His words, all of Jesus’ life was a message. He was and is the Living Word of God.
What could be greater than getting to know God in the flesh? Nothing. This is made clear to us through Hebrews and in other books of the Bible like Colossians. There is nothing we need to know about God that we can’t discover through His Son, God with skin on. So if you really want to know God, study Jesus. Get to know Him in a real relationship. If you seek out the truth, God will reveal it to you.
Nothing is greater than Jesus. If we spent a lifetime learning about Him, we would still never discover the depths of His being.