Jesus Radiates God – Part I
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 1:1-7
Key Verse: Hebrews 1:3a
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God…
No one can say with certainty who wrote the Book of Hebrews; that debate I will leave to others. Who Jesus is according to the Book of Hebrews is what is important.
I believe, along with millions of other Believers, that all the books of the Bible are inspired by God. The Bible gives us all that we need for salvation. I hope you will walk through Hebrews with me and allow its deep truths to inspire you and grow your walk with God.
The opening verses of chapter one, our Scripture Reading for today, tells us that when Jesus came to earth, He radiated the glory and character of God. This is important for us to remember because it indicates that what we read about Jesus’s lifestyle and His words depict God Himself.
In other words, Jesus came to show us who God is and what is important to Him.
For example, if I told you that you radiate integrity, you would understand that I was complimenting you on how integrity was showing through everything you say and do!
So it is with Jesus. When we read the New Testament and see in different situations how Jesus acted, how He reacted, and the words He used, we can rest assured that we are seeing God in action.
Most people in our world believe there is a God. However, this does not mean that a majority of people have an accurate understanding of God.
One of the reasons Jesus left Heaven and came to this world is so we could have an accurate picture of God. Those who decide to study Jesus can start to see and understand the vast dimensions of our Creator God.
If you are a Believer and read your Bible, what would be your main motivation for reading Scripture?
For those of us that have been raised in an Evangelical church, we might admit that part of our motivation for reading the Bible is our strict upbringing; we feel guilty if we do not.
No matter what your motivation is, reading the Bible will open your eyes to what makes up God’s character.
A good approach to your reading is to say a prayer beforehand and ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding of how God thinks and works in our lives.
In other words, I hope you can develop a motivation that is not about guilt but is about a deep desire to know more of the mysteries of God.
While we learn increasingly more about God as we read the Bible, He is so big and so multidimensional that in our reading we never get to the end of His mysteries.
Father, as I read your words in the Bible, help me to gain a better understanding of who you want to be in my life. In Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.