The Mystery Of “Some Better Thing” – Josh Journal
If you read on this site long enough, you will discover that one of my favorite Bible Chapters is Hebrews 11.
This is a passage that highlights the most daring heroics of faith undertaken in Biblical times.
This is the chapter preachers run to whenever they want to challenge their congregation on faith. And they rightly should.
Yet, as much as I love every story of faith in this chapter, my biggest fascination in the passage is the phrase “Some Better Thing”.
It is somewhere in the last verse. Like the writer had finished this line up of the starting 11 of Faith F.C
The just as he is about to close the page, he mentions that the marquee player, the one we have all come to see, is on the bench and will be coming on during extra time.
Those in the passage, the old testament patriarchs and matriarchs played the first half.
The apostle, disciples, and all those who were present for the new testament, participated in the second half.
We the recipients of the Bible as-is, we are the ones to play the extra time.
And guess who we are sharing the field with, the one promised as “Some Better Thing”.
Imagine everyone you associate with the word “faith”, lacking something that you have today.
What do you think the life of Daniel would be like if he had the name of Jesus? How about Elijah? Or Moses? Or Abraham?
Don’t forget, “before Abraham was, I was.” And Abraham was a friend of God, yet He didn’t have access to this “Some Better Thing”.
“Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
When you are among those with access to the famous “Some Better Thing” how wouldn’t you be greater than John the Baptist?
You have the cross to look back to. You can access the Father through the Son. No curtain or priest is in your way.
You have the presence of the Holy Spirit. To comfort, to confirm, and to counsel. What could be better?
Go read through Hebrews 11 again, and as you finish with the account of “the disciples for whom this world was not Worthy,” bear in mind that from the highest to the least of them, you have an advantage over them.
Not just an advantage, THE ADVANTAGE.
“Some Better Thing”.
“And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”
Hebrews 11:39-40 KJV