Jesus—God’s Ultimate Revelation
Day: 1 | Plan: Leviticus-Hebrews
Today's Reading: Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1:1-2 (NIV) "In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 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."
I’ve waited through silent moments with God. Days, weeks and even months. Perhaps you have waited through years of what seemed like silence on the other end of your prayers. But even in the silence we have the blessing of having His Word in our hands⎯available, accessible and alive. And His Word is never silent.
We cannot even begin to understand the ache of the people of God who waited to hear a new message from Him through angelic messengers, prophetic leaders, or rare, supernatural, personal revelation. And then after the final messages from Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, they would wait through utter silence for more than 400 years. 400 years.
When God broke that silence with the cries of His Son, everything changed for His people. Jesus’ life and ministry became the ultimate revelation of God—His plans, His passion and His glory. Every New Testament writer would continue to unfold the incomprehensible work of Jesus with unique and valuable clarity.
The writer of Hebrews begins this great letter establishing Jesus’ work, words and ministry as superior to anything they had ever seen before that time. This work includes not just His earthly, physical ministry but also His eternal work with God in creation and His inheritance of all things as God’s Son. He created it all, owns it all and controls it all.
He is equal with God the Father. No other angelic messenger or prophetic preacher could assert a similar pedigree. Jesus eclipses them all. He is “the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word” (Hebrews 1:3).
When God’s people had waited, prayed and pleaded for communication from the Lord, Jesus became the profound proclamation they hoped for. He is greater than Abraham, Moses, David, Isaiah or Zechariah. He is Jesus, the unrivaled revelation of God.
Prayer: Father God, thank You for always speaking to me through Your Word. I praise You that the life of Jesus unlocks the promises of the Old Testament and invigorates the stories and letters of the New Testament. When I wish You would just part the clouds and shout to me or send me an angelic proclamation, help me see Your Word come alive as the best, sweetest and most personal message You have ever written. In Jesus' name, amen.
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