Daily Reading: Hebrews 5:1–14

Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered. (Heb. 5:8)

A man stood silently in front of the potential employer. The young buck had asked for the biggest job at the company. This company had scaled every industry and had risen to the top of the charts as “best company in existence.”

“Yes, I see that you dealt with others gently,” the CEO said. “That’s nice. I also see on your résumé you’ve even done some good deeds. Those are all great qualifications. Now, what about your skills of obedience and holiness? Oh? Not perfect? Then you’re out.”

The dejected man turned away from God’s throne, hurt he could not save the world, let alone save himself based on his qualifications.

We are not in or out based on what we’ve done but who we are outside of the interview. Character and obedience aren’t savvy responses; they are the demand for the position and title. However, there’s more to the story.

The dejected man, hand on the knob to the exit, paused when God called him back. “Wait! You’re friends with My Son. I see that note in My book now. He’s told me that you might be under qualified but that He’s willing to vouch for you. Welcome aboard.”

I haven’t done anything in this world that would impress God. My qualifications aren’t impressive, but I know the Son, and His credentials of obedience get me in.

Thank the Lord for filling out your résumé accurately.

Mollie Bond works in radio as an assistant producer. Watching snowflakes slows her down.