Floored By This Book Hebrews 1:1-3, 13:8

Hebrews 1:1-3

God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds; who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high...


In high school I loved Hebrews because it helped me defend the Trinity. But I never noticed this shocking fact: that of all the ways God could possibly speak, he spoke finally by Jesus and that of all the things we think we could know of God by any other means, Jesus is the very image of God's substance or essence. So, it is easy for me to start with some ideas about God and then be very confused that God became a man, which is a good thing, to be confused about God's power, but it is far better to look to Jesus to see who God is. The Christian answer to the person who wants to know about God must center on the person of Christ.

So the book of Hebrews floors me because everything Jesus is reveals who God has always been: the one made like his brothers and the one who made purification for sins. [read: died for sinners] If you want to know what God is like, the author of Hebrews says, "look to Jesus." Also, this author says, for those of us who might lose hope that God really is like this:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Geoff has joined theologer.com to guest blog about once a week. He blogs at The Faceless Name