Hebrews 1:1-3 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.
My faithful friend, Brother Dale Williams, would always take the time to remind me of these scriptures. In them, we read that Jesus was the illumination of God’s glory. Jesus was an exact representation of God’s being, and in Jesus’ words was life giving and sustaining power. If you meditate on these facts – wow. What glory and power there is in Jesus Christ. Praise His name.
Yet, we read that it wasn’t until after He had provided purification for sins, that He sat down at the right hand of His Father. You see, even in radiating God’s glory and representing God’s likeness, Jesus still had a job to do. We can think that we too, as Christians, must radiate God’s glory and represent God in our daily lives; and you would be correct. In truth, any healthy believer should have these characteristics. But let’s not forget that we also have a job to do.
Jesus’ job was to reconcile men to the Father. He did this by His example, His teaching, and finally by shedding His blood on Calvary. His job was purification for sins. Thank you Jesus!
So what is our job? May I suggest one? From my faithful Brother Dale, who when asked what is “my job” in life, would respond from the scripture above, “What does the Son say?”
You see, the writer says that in times past God spoke many times and in different ways. BUT in these last days God speaks to us by His Son. So, what is the Son saying? It must be powerful and sustaining if God narrowed down His communication to men in these last days to one person, Jesus Christ.
In these ever changing times, we can look to what the Son has said about how to maintain our spirits and overcome our trials. Do you need help in forgiveness? Have you asked for God to speak to you? Have you asked for a sign? Have you asked God to give you a sustaining or encouraging word? Are you hurting? What is it that you need today? May I suggest again, “What does the Son say?” Look to Jesus. You will find your answer there.
(Thank you to my faithful brother in Christ, Bro. Dale. My brother, your fellowship will be missed until we see you again.)