God’s Complete Revelation

December 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

The author of Hebrews wastes no time in getting to the point.  And it all happens in Hebrews 1:1-4.  Those four verses are a single sentence in the original Greek text.  And it summarizes what the rest of the book is all about.  The most basic and most profound understanding of Biblical faith is expressed in these verses.  Even though God has revealed himself “through the prophets at many times and in various ways” (1:1), He has done so in Christ in supreme fashion (1:4).  “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being…” (1:3).  That means, in Christ, God has spoken for the last time with total clarity.  Christ is God’s complete revelation of Himself.  Biblical faith is not about people’s ideas about God.  In that sense, Biblical faith is not a religion but rather a revelation from God.  Biblical people never assume that they sacrifice, pray, or do other religious actions because such actions will please God; rather they believe God spoke to them and made it clear that they were to do such actions in obedience to the message they received from God.  How do you and I react to God’s revelation of Himself in Jesus?

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