The Light Washed Path

WHY GOD LOVES US-1 “What Is Man?”

Heb. 2:6 It has been solemnly and earnestly said in a certain place, What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You graciously and helpfully care for and visit and look after him?

Heb. 2:6-12 (read the entire text)

Welcome To The Light-Washed Path,

The question that arises, out of awe for God’’s longsuffering and patient kindness, doesn’t’ focus on why God is that way, but rather, what is it about man that qualifies him for such special treatment.  Most people live hard unattractive lives. Some live a mediocre existence sprinkled with a few highlights. And there are the rare occasional lives of virtue. But on whole, the human race is less productive with its moral abilities that mice are at breeding. So what is it about man that God finds so compelling that He yearns over us in patient expectation?

I like the way the question is framed in Hebrews, “WHAT is man…?” It drives us to look beyond our achievements and beyond our behavior and beyond our relation to the Universe. It forces us to consider our essential purpose of interest to the Creator. Just what did God make when He made man? Without building a bridge of reason or a trail of evidence, let’’s just take a quantum physics leap into the ultimate answer: God made us in order to bring us into Glory

Heb. 2:10 For it was an act worthy [of God] and fitting [to the divine nature] that He, for Whose sake and by Whom all things have their existence, in bringing many sons into glory,…

For the moment let’s leave the term “glory” in the grip of your imagination. We’’ll define it later. But let’’s get locked onto the idea that YOU have a destiny. And it involves being brought into God’’s glory by Jesus Christ. God is VERY concerned about YOUR destiny. He has already prepared a “place” for you. And He hovers over your every waking day, looking for opportunities to introduce you to your destiny and hasten you along in its progress.

So concerned with you is He, that God is ever “…mindful of YOU…”.

Heb. 2:6 …What is man that You are mindful of him…?

And we thought that God was primarily concerned with our behavior. That’’s what religion teaches. But one has only to look at Jesus’ selection of disciples to learn that isn’t true. There is something far deeper in the heart of God towards you. Not you generally, but YOU personally.

Just one thought to punctuate this point before we pause until tomorrow…

Eze. 22:30 And I sought a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, that I should not destroy it, but I found none.

Whatever this “glory” is, that God has destined for us, our place in it is so significant that just one man, standing in that place could turn away the righteous wrath of God from a wicked rebellious land!  THAT is influence. That verse was written long before Jesus appeared, to bring “…many sons to glory…”. If God were to look today He would certainly find sons and daughters standing in His glory.

More tomorrow, so until then…

Stay On The Path!