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. 1:3a
I love the Book of Hebrews as I find it gives us a glorious, beautiful glimpse of Jesus, a wonderful, beautiful understanding of the Old Testament, our need for a Savior and why Jesus came to dwell among us. I don’t know why we as believers do not study this book any more than we do (other than Chapter 11, the faith chapter) but it is so full of the revelation of Jesus found through meditative pause and ponder moments. Hebrews is like a good piece of meat. It should be slowly chewed. marinated in the Spirit and served with other delicious Words of the Holy Bible. Today, the Lord offers Chapter 1 just to give us a taste and the encouragement to chew and allow His Spirit to have His way with releasing knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
Hebrews 1 (ESV)
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 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. 3 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, 4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”?
“I will be to him a father,
and he shall be to me a son”?
6 And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”
7 Of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds,
and his ministers a flame of fire.”
8 But of the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.
But you are the same,
and your years will have no end.”
13 And to which of the angels has he ever said,
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
Father, Blessed is Your Name. You are great and greatly to be praised! Glory, honor, and majesty belong to You! We are hungry for Your Word, we are hungry for communion and fellowship with You, We are thirsty for Your Spirit ruling and abiding in us. Open Your Word to our hearts and open our hearts to Your Beautiful, Wonderful Word! We want to see Jesus! Open our eyes that we might see, glimpses of truth You have for us; place in our hearts the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set us free.
In the Name of Jesus, Amen!