Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Superiority of Christ

Last Sunday, I began a new Sunday night series of messages on the book of Hebrews. Hebrews is a fascinating book. The writer of Hebrews - - of whom there is much debate, but I believe, however undogmatic, is Apollos - - beautifully exalts the person and purpose of the Lord Jesus Christ. A study of Hebrews gives us a better understanding of Christ, especially as it relates to His incarnation, His substitutionary death, and His priesthood.

Hebrews 1:1-4 immediately sets out to establish the superiority of Christ over everything and every religious system.

One way in which the writer demonstrates the Superiority of Christ is in His relationship to the universe.

Hebrews 1:2 "but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe" [NIV].

The Hebrews writer tells us that as the unique Son of God, Jesus is the heir of all things and the creator of all things. He goes on to tell us in verse 3 that Jesus, by His powerful Word, is also sustainer of all things.

Abraham Kuyper, put it this way: “When Jesus looks at his universe from his exalted throne at the right hand of the Father, and he sees the great galaxies whirling in space, the planets and the people upon this planet, and all the minute details of life here including the details of our individual lives, there is nothing that he sees anywhere of which he cannot say, "Mine!"

To personalize this: You and all that is yours belongs to Jesus.

Just a Thought!