We’re so tempted to allow the world’s “labels” to adhere to our heart. I know this past week I let that happen to me. The encouraging news is, God re-affirms His “Christ-made labels” to us this week in Hebrews 7. Let’s learn those now and choose to let Christ stick.
My third son, Ezra, used to shove everything in his mouth. He had some developmental delays and putting things in his mouth was his way of examining items and understanding them better. However, what he chose to put in his mouth wasn’t always beneficial. New believers are similar – they don’t exactly know what’s right or wrong and they’ll “feed” themselves the wrong thing if there isn’t someone disciplining them...
There are lots of things we can “worship” in this world, even without realizing it. Make a list of the things you do with your time, with your money, and with your thoughts. You're digesting those things into your life. The idols in our lives go down to the inmost parts (Proverbs 18:8) and they don’t just stay compartmentalized. They travel throughout our spiritual bloodstream.
As parents, teachers, leaders, and the like, we have a responsibility of training up the next generation and “passing down” the Truth of Christ Jesus to them. Let the garments which you wear today – that which makes up your life – be worthy of being passed down.