Friday, January 31, 2020

Oh, how deep was my sin that split the Godhead in such a way. Oh, what wonder that Jesus could become a child—the Creator creates Himself human. And, this was ever meant to be.

The book of Hebrews declares it.
Jesus is first compared to angels. There is no comparison.

God brought Jesus, His Firstborn, into the world. The act of the incarnation was of the Father, and the angels were to worship Him, and they did from the very night of His birth.

Angels abiding in the field—keeping watch over their sheep—and a host appeared, singing “Hosanna in the highest—Behold! For unto you this day is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

We’ve heard the old King James version in so many Christmas pageants that the words tumble from our memory effortlessly—and, I’m afraid, without much thought.

Some passages just read better in the old KJV and this is one.




Pay attention.

Rest in it.

Meditate on it.

Behold! Today a Savior is born. He is Christ the Lord.

God creates Himself as a baby. It is a mystery. We cannot figure it out. How can it be? But, God is God, and He can do anything. Just look around. Look at the world. Look at the baby before you.

Hebrews 1:6b says, “Let all the angels worship Him.”

And, if the angels worship, shouldn't I? Everyday?

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Mystery of Jesus

Just as the concept of God’s sovereignty and man’s choice is a paradox, so the idea of Jesus being God as one with the Father is a mystery—so incomprehensible that we must take the biblical account at face value and accept what seems the impossible to our limited understanding. God became a man.
After finishing a year reading the Bible chronologically for my Bible reading, I now need to get back into the structure of book studies. I have chosen first the book of Hebrews—as the incarnate Christ to me is mind-boggling to put it mildly.
I find a paradox is easy to accept. We see them in literature all the time. But, this mystery—the idea of God becoming human when part of Him—the Father—does not, now, that is difficult to wrap one’s mind around. Hence, Hebrews.

In Hebrews 1:1-3 we see the split view of the Godhead: the Father, who spoke through the prophets in the Old Testament and the Son (Jesus), who these days God speaks through.
Then Jesus, the Son of God is described:
·      Heir of all things
·      Made the universe
·      Radiance of God’s glory
·      Exact representation of God
·      Sustains all things by His power
·      Provided purification for sins
·      Sat at the right hand of Majesty (the Father) in heaven
Jesus described as only God could be: eternal, all powerful, Creator, Sustainer—and Savior.