Hebrews 1:1-2

Posted by on Aug 20, 2008 in Blog Posts | 1 comment

“God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.”

What a way to begin a book! I am already hooked!

What a path for this group to go down after camping out in Genesis-Ruth. I look forward to going backward and finishing out the Old Testament together and reading through the prophets. But, for this year, we are camping out in Hebrews and will be recalling afresh and perhaps, learning and understanding for the first time wonderful truths about God’s Son, Jesus. Did you realize that yes, we are living in the last days and yet, they have been going on for a long time…ever since Jesus’ resurrection?

God has spoken in the past. At the time of this writing in Hebrews God had spoken through His Son and these readers needed to be reminded of that. Yes, they had heard from the prophets of old what God wanted them to hear. How powerful the reminder that there had been Jesus, God’s Son, the Word who had spoken as well.

How lightly do we take this? We pick up one of our many travel-size translations to toss on the dashboard of the car to read through in the pick up line at school or at the next red light (do you read at the red lights?). Read it, yes. Take it lightly, no.

Maybe we need a fresh reminder that God is not dead. Yes, He spoke in the past through prophets in many portions and many ways AND He has spoken when? These last days. Through whom? His Son. Who is that? God’s appointed heir of ALL things, the one through whom He made the world. To whom has He spoken? Us. Do you get it? Us. God chose His appointed heir and creator of the world to speak to us today.

I have never had the privilege to be spoken to by a man of great influence, although I did receive a letter from “W” after his first State of the Union address following September 11, 2001. He called for us to be a praying nation and so I wrote him and told him how I was praying for him and our country. I got a letter back, all sealed and official. I was puffed up for days. A friend of mine tried to persuade me that some aide in Texas had typed the letter and stamped the President’s signature on it. Whatever! I think she might have been jealous. I’m just sayin’…

Anyway, I confess that I treated the President’s letter as a bit more precious to me for a couple of days than God’s Word. So these first two verses of Hebrews really help me to put it in proper perspective. The Holy Spirit has reminded me that The King of Kings has spoken to us in these last days! That trumps any king’s or president’s attention by far.

One day, every knee (of every king and president all the way down to the lowliest of low) will bow and every tongue confess that He, God’s Son, is Lord!

How has He spoken to you in just those two verses? Oh, I cannot wait to see you tomorrow! I hope you’re ready to share what God has spoken to you this week as you have read, read, and read again this book of Hebrews.

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