History of Redemption: Blog Post 22
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His son whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. - Hebrews 1:1-3 (NASB) This is a difficult passage for me to blog about. Not because it lacks substance, but because it is so full of substance, that I fear that anything I would write would only detract from the glory of God's word. Rather that reading what I would write, you would be much better served by reading this passage over and over and over again.
I want to tell you to climb to the top of a mountain and to meditate on these verses for hours. I want you to sit in a closet with the door closed, and to feel the warm radiance of God's glory, manifested in the person of Jesus Christ. I want to ask you to walk through the woods and to gaze at the unspeakable beauty of His creation. I want to beg you to wake up every morning and to behold our risen King, who is the heir of all things. I want to encourage you to sit and gaze at the holiness of God, as displayed in the face of His Son, the exact representation of His nature. I want you to dwell on the eternity of Jesus. I want you to taste the sweetness of God’s love, poured out for you at Calvary. I want you to thank Him for His finished work of purification for your sins and for mine. I want you to sit beneath His throne and to be still. I want you to ponder the fact that He is God. I want you to worship Him today!
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power - Hebrews 1:2.