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."
In this series we have considered 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. The first one we considered was that Christians are: "Victors Running Out the Better Life". We then 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. The third truth we discovered yesterday about the better life in Jesus was: "Heavenly Citizens living out the better life". Today's post will close out this study about the better life in Jesus by considering the final truth: Empowered to enjoy the better life.