After spending some time in Hebrews over the past few weeks, I was moved by several verses that describe Jesus and make Him known in ways that give us no room for doubt about His character and His heritage. So, over the next few months I’ve decided to do a series about the Son of God and what He said (as documented in scripture) about certain topics. Disclaimer: it’s not going to be political. We are going to look at what Jesus said about everyday things like secrets, cumin, angels and more.
First, who this Jesus?
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you” Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son” And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” Hebrews 1:1-5 (ESV)
This is what ended up in my notes after reading this passage (see picture below).
I know it’s difficult to read so I’ll put my rays of sunshine into bullet points. The Son of God: radiates from God’s own glory, expresses the character of God, sits at the right hand of God, is anointed by God, greater than all the angels, cleansed us of our sins, sustains everything with God’s power, loves justice and hates evil, has a name above all names. It’s tough to argue with those facts. The unknown author of Hebrews cuts right to the chase about Jesus in these first few verses. It’s almost as if he is in a hurry to get the most amazing facts out as a reminder so they (Jewish Christians considering turning back to the old ways of Judaism) won’t disregard the rest as junk mail and toss it. I feel like, as Christians, we sometimes do this to the word of God. We take what we like and we toss what we don’t. It’s all there for a reason and it’s ALL God inspired. Every single word!
Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. Hebrews 2:1
This verse reminds us of something vital to our Christian lives! We can read these incredible descriptions of Christ and believe them, but if we aren’t paying close attention to what He said and taught as He walked this Earth by reading the Bible, we will have the tendency to drift away from it. To forget the Truth, who we serve, His power and His glory can mean death to our faith and His light that desires to shine in us.
I hope you will stick around for this series. We are going to have some fun exploring the scriptures and uncovering some interesting thoughts shared by our Savior. Let’s do some reading so we don’t do any drifting!