I’m returning to the book of Hebrews for my biblical studies. It has been quite some time since I’ve dived into all the timeless treasures this book of the Bible has to offer. In fact, right off the rip, the first three verses captivated me which makes it a perfect place to bookmark as a word for your soul. I want to do a dissection of these verses to get to those precious gems.
1 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. 3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.
- Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets.
The first thing to reflect on is the fact that God has always spoken in many ways to His people. That lets us know that He is relational, He’s not somewhere leaving us to figure out life on our own… He speaks.
- And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son
Now He speaks through His Son. Why is that key and critical? Because His Son Is the Lamb who has taken away the sins of the world. He is everything that we need to bridge the gap between us and the Father.
- God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance
Did someone say inheritance? That inheritance also includes us. Romans 8:17 tells us, And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ, we are heirs of God’s glory. We are heirs in Christ so this inheritance allows us to live a life abundant in Christ.
- and through the Son he created the universe
All of us as created beings have been made so by Christ that means we were thought of and if thought of that means provision for all that we need comes through Him.
- The Son radiates God’s own glory.
God’s glory is the beauty of His Spirit and Jesus has that same beauty. His glory is reflective in and through us.
- And expresses the very character of God.
Jesus expresses love which is the very nature and character of God.
- and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command.
This one hits me really hard because it reminds me that He is present tense in my life therefore issues and problems cannot overcome me. By His power I am more than a conqueror, I am healed, and I am delivered because HE is my substance. He has command over my life and all that it entails I am taken care of by Christ Jesus who has my soul in His hands.
- When he had cleansed us from our sins.
This is not an IF He cleansed us. He is our righteousness, our ability to come before the throne of grace unashamed because His blood is covering us and makes us right in God. The gap is closed, and we will have eternal life with the Father because of Jesus our sin-bearer.
- He sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven
Christ is now seated because He finished His work. He has brought us to a place of honor as He sits in honor. I am free and delivered!
Wow! Look at all those priceless gems that Hebrews 1:1-3 holds. These verses wrap everything up in a nutshell as to the purpose and the power of Jesus Christ. These verses give me love, hope, knowledge, and power to face every day knowing that Christ is upholding me as He sits at the right hand of the Father. My desire is that you feel the same way and will allow these verses to provide a word for your soul that will keep you lifted.