Today we begin our last letter of our Crash Summer Bible Reading. Though we don’t know if Paul is the writer of Hebrews, we are including this book in our summer reading. It’s a wonderful letter that was originally written most likely to a group of Jewish Christians (thus the name Hebrews).
As we begin this letter, I love the first few verses. Right from the get go, the writer begins by declaring Jesus as better than even the angels who declared the goodness of God in the Old Testament.
“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.” – Hebrews 1:1-4 NIV
Today I’m grateful that Jesus is the, “…radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” Because… that means that it’s Jesus who alone can be our Savior. Only he can stand in the gap for us. Only Jesus can defeat our sin and death and only Jesus can bring us new life. That’s Good News on this Friday. Jesus’ name is “superior to theirs.” His name is the one we cling to. Thank you Jesus!