This morning Cj covered the first four opening verses of the book of Hebrews. In these “last days” God has spoken to human beings through his Son, through the person and work of Jesus witnessed to in the Scriptures.
Many skeptics reject the notion of God because he doesn’t talk to them. But the book of Hebrews claims God has and does speak:
“See that you do not refuse him who is speaking.”
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,
No one can claim God doesn’t speak. He speaks loudly and says, “Here is my Son!” Through his Scripture.
whom he appointed the heir of all things,
Like the Royal British children receive portions of land outside London, Jesus receives the entire universe because of who he is: God’s Son.
through whom also he created the world.
The world was created through Jesus, and Jesus inherits the world. He is the creator and receiver.
He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature,
He is distinct from God the Father, but he is the perfect picture of every trait of his character. If you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus.
And he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
Jesus is not just cool of interesting, he is keeping you alive at this very moment. If he removes his gracious hand, we perish immediately.
After making purification for sins,
There is nothing left to do to take care of sin. It is complete. Finished. We often try to do things to take care of our sin, but Jesus has already finished the work.
he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high
He is in the place of honor
4 having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.
We can often agree to the statements about Christ, but then we put something above him still.