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May 4

Mount Zion


“But ye are come unto mount Zion.” —Hebrews 12:22


Read Hebrews 12:14-23


Young people, how do you listen to Sunday services in church? In what manner do you listen at home when the Bible is being read? How do you read your Bible and daily devotional for yourself? Jesus Christ is speaking to you through all these means. Our text says that you have come to Mount Zion, referring to the catholic, or universal, worldwide church, the true congregation of the Lord. Of course, we are not talking about a visible mountain. We live in the New Testament era, and the gospel is spiritual. This was different for the Old Testament Jews, who actually went to a real mountain, Mount Sinai, and received the Ten Commandments. Much was unclear to them on this mountain: the Lord Jesus had not yet come in the flesh, and the Holy Spirit had not yet been sent, for Christ had not yet been glorified.


We live in an era of much more light. Following Christ’s birth, death, and resurrection, the Holy Spirit has come to convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. He reveals our unbelief to us, and also shows that justification is to be received through Christ Jesus. Furthermore, He reveals how the prince of this world, Satan, has already been judged. We know that we can only be saved by believing in the Lord Jesus, who comes to us through the Gospel.


Do you hear the voice of God in the Bible? Are you listening to this voice?

This devotional was taken from “The Time of Your Life” a daily devotional published by the Youth & Education Committee of the FRC. To order a printed copy of this book, contact: bookorders@frcna.org.

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