Posted: November 26, 2013 in Hebrews

“Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.  For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.” – Hebrews 13:13-14


a:  to move toward something.

b:  to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose.

c:  to reach a particular station in a series

d:  to approach in kind or quality

e:  to advance toward accomplishment


We were never called to sit on our laurels and wait for Jesus’ return.  We are called to go out into the world and impact something.  It may be a small something, it may be a great something, but we are called to do something.

The world can be a wicked place.  It gets wearisome to just be in it.  It also becomes wearisome to be constantly vigilant against becoming of it.  But in Jesus we find the perfect example of reaching the world around us.

Our goal is to resist the allure of the world and all of its temptations.  Again, we have our example in Christ.

As best we can, we go into the world; bearing reproach as Jesus did:  patiently, willingly, with endurance and even a heavenly joy about Him.

We remember as we are in the world that we are merely travelers here; sojourners on a journey that Christ’s love has placed us on.  He knows what trials and temptations will be hurled our way, and He has given us all the tools we need to be Holy conquerors.

We keep our eyes fixed on the prize; eternity with Jesus Christ.  We find ourselves unimpressed with what the world can offer us, but enchanted with what Jesus has promised for those who persevere.  We see the way the world tries to ensnare us with its constantly changing temptations, and we long for the One who is unchangeable.

So we continue on our journey of coming to Jesus.  We continue to advance with the specified purpose of a magnificent eternity.

Father, just as a child needs when he begins to walk, encourage us to keep our eyes on You as we come along on this journey you have designed for us.


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