The Good Life

But the Messiah has appeared, high priest of the good things that have come. In the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands (that is, not of this creation), Hebrews 9:11 HCSB

The world tells us that we should work hard so we can achieve the “good life.” In America, the “good life” is usually achieved by making more money to afford a bigger home, a nice car, fashionable clothes, expensive food, and time to enjoy some recreational activities such as golf, fishing, hunting, or tennis. Others would say the good life would afford the opportunity to travel or to own a second home on the lake or in the mountains.

This verse tells us that Jesus is the high priest of the “good things”. In the spiritual realm, the “good things” are all the things that Christ has accomplished for all believers. We now have our sins forgiven and enjoy direct access to God. Additionally, we have purpose and reason for living each day. Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly (John10:10). Some day we will enjoy the good things of eternal life in heaven.

Challenge: Thank God for the “good life” you now have as a believer and for the “good things” you will someday enjoy in heaven.

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