Devotion – Hebrews 2

S – Now since the children have flesh and blood in common, Jesus also shared in these, so that through his death he might destroy the one holding the power of death—that is, the devil—15 and free those who were held in slavery all their lives by the fear of death.

Hebrews 2:14–15 CSB

O – Jesus came to earth as a man so that he could experience similar experiences as humans in their physical bodies and inner workings.  The devil had dominion over death and Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross destroyed Satan’s reign over death and its consequences to sin.  By offering the plan of salvation, we are free to accept that plan.  In doing so, the fear of death is removed because we are no longer bound to our sins.  Our relationship with God that started while on earth will continue after our physical death.

A – I am grateful for the cross and the love that God had for me.  

R – Lord, help me to walk in that gratitude and share your love with others today.