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.

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