Thursday, August 17, 2017

God Speaks in Christ

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

There is a sense in which the opening verses in Hebrews unlocks the entirety of God’s Word. He began with the emphatic statement that, in these last days, God has spoken in a superior way, He has spoken through Jesus, His Son. Please don’t overlook that wonderful truth. God has spoken! The Creator, the final authority in all matters has spoken. Don’t doubt it for a moment. 

When someone with authority speaks, it makes all the difference in the world. I’ve sat with people in hospital waiting rooms while their loved ones are in surgery. You hear the angst in their conversation — it’s duration, the risks, the prognosis of recovery. Hands are wrung. Nerves on edge. Then, the surgeon appears with the good news, “Everything went well.” In a split second, the atmosphere changes. Why? The authority has spoken. When the authority whose opinion has the ultimate say-so has spoken, it trumps every other opinion. 

God has spoken. No one made Him speak. He didn’t have to speak. He could have sat in cosmic silence if He had wanted to. But He spoke, and in many ways. But ultimately, or may I say, once and for all, He spoke in Christ. Everything that God wanted to express, He said in His Son — about redemption, holy living, and hope for the future. 

The take home is this: if you had nothing else but Jesus, you have everything you need! God has expressed Himself fully in Christ Jesus.

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. Hebrews 1.1-2

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