I think the whole Bible is really cool, but I want to focus on one particular Scripture that really lifts me up every time I read it. It is found at the very beginning of the Book of Hebrews. Let’s take a peek!
“In the past God spoke to our forefathers 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 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 provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”
That is a powerful description of Who Jesus is! Do you want to see the radiance of God’s glory? Then look at Jesus! He is the exact representation of God’s very being! The whole universe was made through Jesus! He is heir over all and He is sustaining everything in the whole universe!
And how did Jesus provide us with purification for sins? He died for us, and it’s that simple and beautiful. Salvation is a free gift from God!
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
God made Himself a man, Jesus, and He died for us, so we could be forgiven of all our sins and be with Him in Heaven forever. That is why Jesus is the radiance of God’s glory! That is why Jesus is worthy of praise! He is the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 20:16), and no one comes to the Father except through Him (John 14:6)!
Remember, the men who wrote the Bible in the power of the Holy Spirit were eyewitnesses to Jesus. These are not distant memories for these men. The New Testament is a collection of letters they wrote, which provide detailed accounts of their time with Jesus and their time after Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, rose from the dead, and ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. They also wrote about what they experienced in the power of the Holy Spirit on their evangelistic missions! We are reading these letters almost 2,000 years later, but these men wrote first hand accounts of what they saw and experienced while following Jesus in their time! The places in the Bible still exist and you can visit many of them still today!
Don’t let anybody tell you that the Bible is outdated or irrelevant because it is old! The entire Bible is full of first hand eyewitness accounts of what God can do, and nothing is impossible for Him! It is still very relevant in our time and it will stay relevant for eternity!
“We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.”
2 Peter 1:16-18
Can you imagine hearing God’s voice from Heaven?! They witnessed first hand the radiance and majesty of Jesus! The Bible is full of amazing personal testimony like that! May the radiance of God’s glory shine on you always! In the Name of Jesus Who loves you! Amen!
Grace and peace to you all!