WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD April 26, 2023
“RELYING ON GOD’S SUPREME POWER”
HEBREWS 1:1-14 NLT
When God brought his supreme Son into the world,
God said, “Let all of God’s angels worship him.
Hebrews 1:6 NLT
How do we find ourselves able to sit within the limitations, compromises, and often corruption of this world? The main reason is Jesus because Christ’s reign is eternal and complete. Although we don’t always have complete control over circumstances in our own life, we know we can rely on Christ’s supreme power. It is this truth that lifts us up beyond the horror of a world in chaos.
God has been speaking throughout history to reveal himself to us. God wants us to know, to love, and to worship him. God reveals himself through his creation, through the sunrise and sunset, through the sun, moon and stars. God spoke to Moses in the burning bush, God spoke to the Israelites from the smoke and fire on the mountain, he spoke to Elijah in a still, small voice, to Isaiah in a vision in the temple. God spoke to Hosea through the family circumstances and to Amos in a basket of summer fruit. God spoke to Jeremiah through a potter’s clay and to Joseph through dreams. God even spoke his message through a donkey!
God has been speaking his message through visions and dreams, through angels, through symbols, natural events, and many other means. There is no lack of variety; for God’s revelation is not a monotonous activity that must always occur in the same place or in the same way. God has been speaking throughout history in a variety of places, through a variety of means in order to make himself and his will known.
God sent his Son to bring his message to us! In the Lord Jesus Christ, God revealed himself directly to us. It is true that God revealed himself through the words spoken by Jesus, through his message, but he did more than that. Jesus did more than just proclaim God’s message – Jesus was and is God’s message.
Jesus came to reveal God, to make him known to us in ways that we can better understand. The wroter of Hebrews goes on to say of Jesus in verse 3, The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. If you want to know what God is like, read and listen to his Word!
Take heed: The miracle of the message is not just in the fact that God speaks to us today through Jesus, but that the message has the power to transform our lives. Christmas and Easter together give us the greatest message ever proclaimed. God came into human form so that we could draw near to him. Jesus gave his life as a ransom for all. The miracle of the message is this: God in Christ reconciles the world to himself. Jesus came so that Gos could reveal himself and his plan to us in a way that we culd understand. Jesus came to proclaim God’s message that we can be set free from sin’s hold on our lives.
Still, in the midst of all this, there is another message. “Nothing whatsoever can ever separate us from Christ’s love. Trust in him with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Jesus, the Christ, and he will direct your paths.” In the midst of life’s betrayals and bitterness, God’s Message speaks. In the midst of life’s messages of joy, then rejoice, serve, and be exceedingly glad. Amen!