02/19/20 Greater than the Angels

READING: Exodus 38-40, Hebrews 1

Jesus was instrumental in creating everything that has been created (John 1:3, Col 1:16-17, Heb 1:2). He has not only created the world, however; in addition, He sustains it (Heb 1:3). He holds the world together and moves it toward God’s ultimate goal.

He is bigger than we can imagine, more powerful than we can envision, and greater than the angels. He is “the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature” (Heb 1:3)—the exact “imprint” of God’s nature (Heb 1:3, ESV). He is, indeed, fully God.

I fear, though, that we teach the truth that Jesus is God without ever truly letting that truth change us. If we really believed this teaching, much would change. We would trust that He who holds the world together also holds our personal world together even when it’s not clear what He’s doing. We would fight temptation more effectively, both recognizing that we will answer to Him and knowing that He will empower us to live in victory. We would be much, much more amazed by Jesus—and consequently talk much, much more about Him. As the writer of Hebrews will challenge us, we would hold tightly to Christ, find our rest in Him, and encourage others to do the same.

Let’s commit to living today in light of the knowledge that Jesus is God.

PRAYER: “God, remind me of the glory of Christ today.”

TOMORROW’S READING: Leviticus 1-3, Psalm 27, Hebrews 2