Daily Devotion in Hebrews 1
In Paul’s letter to the Hebrews, he started off telling them who Jesus is. There are at least thirteen points he made about the Saviour, including:
In Paul’s letter to the Hebrews, the preacher told them who Jesus is. There are at least thirteen points he made about the Saviour, including:
- Jesus was there at creation with the Father (Hebrews 1:1, 10). He made the worlds (Hebrews 1:2, 10).
- God has spoken to people through His Son, Jesus (Hebrews 1:2).
- Jesus is the heir of all things (Hebrews 1:2, 4).
- Jesus is the brightness of God’s glory (Hebrews 1:3).
- Jesus is the express (to show by resemblance or copy) image of God (Hebrews 1:3).
- Jesus upholds (elevates) all things by His word (Hebrews 1:3).
- Jesus purged us of our sins (Hebrews 1:3).
- Jesus has finished what He was sent to do (Hebrews 1:3).
- Jesus is sitting at the right hand of His Father (Hebrews 1:3). God honors His son (Hebrews 1:9).
- Jesus is better than the angels (Hebrews 1:4, 5, 6, 13).
- Jesus’ throne is forever (Hebrews 1:8).
- Jesus loves righteousness and hates sin (Hebrews 1:9).
- Jesus will never change (Hebrews 1:11-13).
Jesus was not just a good man, as some cults portray Him. He is God in the flesh and God’s son at the same time. To deny Jesus is God in the flesh, one would have to reject most of this chapter and many other scriptures.
“If you want to be more like the Father, follow his Son.” — Author Unknown
Words to Understand:
Sceptre: a baton or staff indicating power and leadership
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 ¶ Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?