Friday, September 26, 2008

Hebrews 11:39-40

"And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect."
Hebrews 11:39-40

I don't pretend to know exactly what this means... the first verse is talking about the prophets through the years, and the second verse is saying that without us they can't be saved.  It might be a genealogy thing... that we're all tied together that way, or it might be a prophet thing... they have responsibility for us, and they can't succeed without helping us succeed.  Not sure.  But I do know that it is cool.  That we're tied together in some way, and that we need each other.  Imagine... the prophets needing us.  That's not as mind-boggling as God wanting us, but pretty close.  The beginning of the chapter talks about seeing promises far off... so maybe it is just a history thing. :) We need to do our part, so that all of us, throughout history, can be saved.  Whatever way it is, I'm thankful today that we need each other.  We have to work out our own salvation, but it is kind of cool that we get to do it together... if that seeming contradiction makes sense. :)

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