100% Efficacy

1God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
2in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
3And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
4having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.

Hebrews 1:1-4

I get paid to assess risk. It’s a process of weighing all the data. It goes further than that though. In lending money, it was always the character of the borrower that had to be ferreted out with no available empirical evidence. It was more than he seems like a nice guy. You had to rely on a sixth sense to determine the probability that the borrower in trouble would not break badly.

If one applies the same process to some of the choices we are being forced to make these days, the sixth sense tells us that things will break badly. You end up with no perfect choice, with decisions fraught with danger whichever way you go and almost intolerable uncertainty. You end up going with your gut anyway on the premise of who can you trust?

What is risk free in the final assessment amid all the chaos and swirling lies and deceptions of this world is the Son of God. He was there in the beginning. He intervened and personally extracted the risk of dying for all time and sat down at the right hand of the Father. His character was impeccable as told by the prophets of old, then tested without margin for error on the cross. There is no denying the efficacy of his one-shot remedy. No relapses. No variants that can break through. No side effects other than everlasting peace and joy.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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