Hebrews 1 - The Real Jesus

I recently pointed a friend to Hebrews as a place to learn about Jesus in relation to the OT law and temple system, so I thought I'd revisit myself. One of my favorite books of the Bible, so it was easy to talk myself into.

Hebrews 1:1-2 - Once, God communicated through man, but now, he's spoken through his Son.

Hebrew 1:3 - "He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power." This is Jesus. Meditate on that for a while. This is who he was before coming to Earth, as an infant in the manger, on the cross and today.

In fact, the whole of this chapter is to clearly portray Jesus as God, superior to the angels, never ending, constant, secure and supreme. He is no mere man (remember verse 1?), he is God in flesh with all things beneath Him.

To the Jewish audience this was written to, this was a scandalous fact - that a man would claim to be God. The writer here comes out guns blazing - Jesus is no mere man, no simple priest or prophet. He is God's son and as such equal to God himself and superior to everything, including the angels.

He is unlike and far superior to anyone or anything that has come or will come, so do not minimize him by trying to fit Him in to your preconceived notions or your existing religion. He, as we will see, has at once fulfilled and obsoleted the religious systems of the day.

I think the point was if you properly recognize and acknowledge His superior position, He will change everything you think you know about God and following Him.

In other words - Once you truly see the real Jesus, everything changes.

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