Hebrews 1 is the first chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. This chapter contains the introduction about God’s final revelation through God’s Son and how the Son is superior to angels.
The theme of this epistle, which is really a sermon, is the doctrine of the person of Christ. Christ’s role is as a mediator between God and humanity. This epistle opens with an exaltation of Jesus as “the radiance of God’s glory, the One who is exactly like God, the express image of God’s being, and upholding all things by God’s powerful word”.
Here, the writer of Hebrews seeks to prove, from the Scriptures, that Jesus Christ is a superior authority to any angel or other spiritual being. The list of this evidence continues through chapter 2.
Hebrews 1:5–14 uses a collection of Old Testament quotations. These are used to support the claims made in verses 1 through 4. In particular, the writer is explaining that Jesus Christ is not merely some angelic being or a created spiritual power. Jesus is the exact nature of God and above all other authorities.
It’s as if God said “Let me step out of the Throne Room of Heaven, into the land of Bethlehem and reveal myself to you to fix your problems’. Jesus is God’s answer to our problems. We should be happy about Christmas because it’s God’s “fixing” all the wrongs and issues in our lives through Jesus Christ.
Tune in online Sunday as we explore further why this Scripture is a Scripture for Christmas.
“I don’t know how, but I know WHO!”
Peace, Pastor Nelda
Disclaimer : The Advent Devotions are a compilation of Devotions written by pastors from all over the world.
Reverend Dr. Nelda Barrett Murraine is Pastor at First United Methodist Kennedale 229 W 4th St. Kennedale, TX 76060
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