Hebrews 2:16

“For surely, it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham.”

This verse explains why Jesus joined us in flesh and blood, why He put the Devil down, and why He set the fear of death aside. It wasn’t to help the angels. We have heard a lot about angels so far in the book, but they were not the reason He took away the fear of death and the devil’s power.

Since everyone who believes in Jesus is considered as offspring of Abraham, then this is not just talking to the Jews. Jesus helps all of His fleshly brothers. Furthermore, Jesus came to help those who become the children of promise. That promise is open to all humanity, but only those who accept Him as their elder brother actually receive it. There is no such thing as universal salvation, and the book of Hebrews, among others, makes that clear. Jesus became flesh and blood to rescue those who would be children by faith (Abraham’s).

Task for Today: This is an easy one, right? Want Jesus’ help? Become a child of Abraham; that is, become a person of faith. Trust and obey is what Abraham did, and those who wish to be considered his children must do the same. Trust in Jesus. Obey Jesus. If you are not an offspring of Abraham (child of God), today is your day to act.

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