But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. ~Hebrews 2:9
The Book of Hebrews was written to Christians who had been adversely influenced by Jewish teachers who undermined the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Judaizers taught that Jesus was less important than the angels, Moses, and the Jewish traditions. These Hebrew believers were told that they needed to continue in the Jewish ceremonies and traditions in order for their faith to be complete. These believers started going backwards in their faith. Paul addresses their situation by admonishing them to get their eyes off of wrong teaching and to get their eyes on Jesus. This morning, let us see Jesus.
We see Jesus, the Son.
“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” (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus is the Son of God. He is the Word Who became flesh and dwelt among us. He is God manifest in the flesh. As the Son of God, He is glorious, eternal, all-powerful, and full of grace and truth. He is co-eternal, co-existent, co-essential, and co-equal. He is Creator God, Co-equal God, Commander God, and Completely God. We see Jesus, the Son Who is God.
We see Jesus, our Saviour.
Jesus tasted death for every man. He, by Himself, purged our sins. He is the Captain of our salvation through sufferings. He is the Author of eternal salvation for all who call on Him to be their Saviour. “By his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” He was offered once to bear the sins of many. He sanctifies us with His blood, having suffered without the gate. He was the only acceptable Sacrifice for sins. He was the perfect Substitute to take the place of every sinner. His shed blood and death on the cross satisfied God’s righteous demands for sin once and for all. It is He Who through death defeated him who had the power of death.
We see Jesus, our Sovereign.
Jesus is the Great Shepherd of the sheep Who was brought again from the dead. Jesus sits on the right hand of the Majesty on high. He is forever crowned with glory and honor. He is our King Who reigns from Heaven. He is our King Who defeated sin, Satan, and death. As King, all creation worships Him. As King, angels minister to and honor Him. As King, the redeemed through all the ages praise Him at His throne forever and ever. As King, He is all-conquering. As King, He rightly deserves to be preeminent in every life. Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the King of glory. He is the King of the Ages. Most importantly, He is my King and the only One Who has authority in my life.
We see Jesus! Not historical, but holy! Not temporal, but eternal! We see Jesus, Who is the Author and Finisher of our faith. We see Jesus, Who loves us and is our Succorer. We see Jesus, Who is coming again! Don’t let discouragement, disappointment, and delays blind you: see Jesus!
Have a Christ-centered God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Isaiah 54-58