DAILY DEVOTION, May 31, 2022
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high (Hebrews 1:1-3).
These profound words are worthy of serious reflection. We learn first that Jesus did not invalidate the Old Testaments. God spoke through the prophets. Jesus, however, is God’s final revelation. There is divine wisdom in the Old Testament. But the Old Testament points forward to the coming of Jesus, the Son of God. Once Jesus came, the last days began. God has nothing more to say to us. We are to trust Him and follow Him.
Jesus is the heir of all things. Everything God wants to give to the human race He has given to His Son. When we trust in Jesus, we become heirs of all God’s blessings. We are joint-heirs with Christ (See Romans 8:17).
Next, we learn that The Son of God created our universe in cooperation with the Father. Jesus is God in the flesh, the express image of God. He is sustaining the universe as you read these words. This majestic Son of God purged our sins. All who trust in His atoning death and forgiven. After His earthly ministry was completed, He returned to the Father. He is now seated at God’s right hand. We learn elsewhere in Scripture that He will once again leave heaven and return to earth. It will be the day of final redemption for the redeemed and the time of judgment for the lost.
The entire Christian message is summarized in a few words, from creation to the cross to the Ascension. Surely Jesus is worthy of our trust.
Father, as we contemplate the majesty of Jesus, we are overwhelmed that He was willing to go to the cross for us. Help me to follow Him without reservation. Amen.