Bible Society of South Africa

One thing never changes - 16 May 2023

By Xanthe Hancox

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In the book of Hebrews, we are reminded of the importance of remembering and imitating faithful leaders who have gone before us. Their lives and teachings serve as examples of steadfast faith and commitment to God. But even more importantly, we are pointed to Jesus Christ, who is the ultimate example of unwavering faith and unchanging nature.

As we reflect on the lives of those who have faithfully served and taught us, we are inspired by their dedication, their sacrifice, and their love for God. We see the fruit of their faith and the impact they have had on others. Their example encourages us to follow in their footsteps, imitating their faith and commitment to the Lord.

Yet, it is crucial to remember that the foundation of their faith and ours is not in human leaders alone but in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and for ever. He is the unchanging rock on which we can build our lives. His teachings, his love, and his faithfulness remain constant in a world that is ever-changing.

In a society that often encourages us to compromise our values, shift with the cultural norms, or seek temporary satisfaction, we are called to imitate the faith of those who have gone before us. And at the core of this faith is our unchanging Saviour, Jesus Christ.

As we strive to follow the examples of faithful leaders, let us fix our eyes on Jesus. Let us learn from his life, his teachings, and his character. May his unwavering nature inspire us to stand firm in our faith, rooted in his unchanging love and truth.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for the faithful leaders who have spoken your Word to us and have shown us what it means to live by faith. But above all, we thank you for Jesus Christ. Give us the strength to follow his example and to remain steadfast in our faith, even in the midst of uncertainty. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen

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