Monday, October 18, 2010

Hebrews 1:1-4

1 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

Questions to consider:
  • Through whom has God communicated? Compare and contrast the extent of God’s revelation in them.
  • In what ways does the Son demonstrate his deity?
  • How does the Son’s nature reveal the Father to you? What should be your attitude toward the Son?

Possibilities for prayer:

It’s pretty intense to think of Jesus as “the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of [God’s] being.” What makes that an exciting thing is that we get to read so much about Jesus’s life through the gospels, it’s as though we are getting to glimpse God’s glory. Today, let’s thank God for the glimpse that we’ve been given of His glory through Jesus’s presence on this earth, and through the stories of Jesus’s life that we have in the Bible.