Hebrews 11:39-40 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect."
A couple of days ago we began a new blog series entitled: "The Better Life in Jesus". In this series we want to consider what the writer of Hebrews refers to here in Hebrews 11:39 as “something better for us” or what we could call “the better life”. People all the time are interested in having the so-called “good-life” – a life with no problems, plenty of money and endless possibilities. But why have the “good-life” that is a myth when you can have “the better life” from God that is described here in Hebrews 12-13. The Christian life is of course “the better life” of which we speak. In the details of Hebrews 12-13 there may be parts which may not sound appealing or good, let alone “better”. However by the end of this blog series we will discover four truths about the Christian identity that demonstrates it to be “The Better Life in Jesus.” The first one we considered was that Christians are: "Victors Running Out the Better Life". Yesterday we considered the second truth that shows why life with Jesus is the better life: Children (of God by adoption & faith) secure in the better life. Today's blogpost features the third truth: "Heavenly Citizens living out the better life".
Heavenly Citizens living out the better life. Hebrews 12:19-13:19