Friday, July 3
Correct back to Jesus
Scripture: 2 Kings 15-16, Hosea 1, Hebrews 1
Hebrews 1:1–3 Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. 3 The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.
The author of Hebrews reminds his readers that Jesus is better, Jesus is greater than anything: angels, the old covenant, the former promises. There is no reason to go back to any of them. Stick with Jesus!
He begins the letter with this stirring tribute to Jesus as the ultimate expression of God.
In the past, God spoke through the prophets; now He has spoken through Jesus. John calls Jesus “the Word.” He is the ultimate and perfect expression of God. Want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus. He “radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God.”
This is why I remind myself (and others) to correct back to Jesus. When I’m unsure what God wants me to do, I look to Jesus. When I’m unsure what God wants me to think, I look to Jesus. When I wonder how God would respond, I look to Jesus. When I want to know God, I look to Jesus.
Prayer: Jesus, help me keep my eyes on You and never turn away. Never let me stray!